Bachelor of Arts Programs in Theatre studies

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Theatre studies

Taking courses to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree is one of the most common methods of study at the university level for liberal arts enthusiasts. This degree is given to students who complete three to four years of studying topics such as philosophy, humanities, social sciences, and fine arts.

What is a BA in Theatre studies? A BA in Theatre Studies usually provides courses that cover a wide variety of aspects of theatre including acting, directing, stagecraft, production and stage management, playwriting, and dramaturgy. Students also study dramatic literature, the influence of theatre on culture, and theatre arts history to round out the overall learning process. To gain hands-on experience, pupils have the opportunity to be involved in several school productions.

Taking a BA in Theatre Studies gives students a solid foundation in the various disciplines of theatre, and paves the way for many different career paths. Pupils walk away with critical thinking skills and practical training experience, which enables them to pursue graduate degrees or entry level jobs.

The cost of attending courses for a BA in Theatre Studies depends on several factors, including in which university the classes are taken and in which country the university resides. Students should look up specific schools for specific details about the price of entering the program.

Theatre studies courses arm scholars with the ability to move up to higher education opportunities or jump into careers in producing, playwriting, teaching, theatre management, stage management, or dramatic criticism. Careers in the television and film industries are also available for those holding BAs.

Online classes are a great option for students who do not live near a university that offers their program, or those who do not have the time to attend courses in person. If you want to acquire a BA in Theatre Studies online, there’s no better time than now. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor in Theatre

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Our B.A. in Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. [+]

BAs in Theatre studies. William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists. Our B.A. in Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. Both the B.A. in Theatre and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre are taught within Theatre Department. This powerful synergy offers students specialized and focused training they need without bouncing between two different programs. Our teachers have vast professional and academic experience and continue to work in the professional theatre. Students benefit from decades' of professional relationships with theatres, directors, casting agencies, agents, voice teachers, coaches, choreographers and directors in places like London, New York and Las Vegas. Our productions and students have been nominated for various awards over the years, including: Top Ten List by Spectator Magazine, multiple Raleigh News & Observer Top Ten Lists, Best Comic Actress by Roberts Reviews, consistently ranked and reviewed by the Independent Weekly. Additionally, we have been awarded countless grants to write and produce original pieces, including: Dreaming in Color written by students and alumni in conjunction with playwright Barbara Lebow; adaptation for the stage of Charles Dickens Dombey and Son by Dickens scholar Elliot Engel; Better Late Than Ever; On the Other Side; Far and True; Tartuffe, the Rock Musical. Students have gone on to New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Wilmington and other cities to pursue professional careers in theatre, film and television. WPU alumni have also gone on to study at schools like The Juilliard School, Harvard, American Academy of Dramatic Art and Virginia Commonwealth. WPU students are fully prepared for graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena of theatre and musical theatre when they graduate. We will help you develop the tools, skills and connections you need to succeed. When you graduate, you will be a confident, marketable, self-assessing artist and be fully prepared to go to graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena and the exciting world of theatre. Courses Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours Theatre Core Courses 39 credit hours General Electives 32 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.A. in Theatre 120 credit hour Careers William Peace Theatre's innovative classes train students in the wide array of collaborative skills and knowledge which make up the work of theatre through performances of new works, including adaptations of literature, both by professional playwrights and student writers. Students learn to perform, travel, create works, network and receive technical theatre experience. Students gain valuable experience through classroom study and performances of classic plays and musicals from all periods of history in new and innovative ways that reflect the latest and best in theatre practice and theory. WPU graduates go on to various careers in areas such as costume design, directing, set design, producing, acting and teaching. [-]

Bachelor of Theatre - taught in Spanish

University of Veracruz - Universidad Veracruzana
Campus July 2017 Mexico Veracruz

Note: This Bachelor of Theatre program is taught in Spanish only. La Facultad de Teatro es una entidad académica de la Universidad Veracruzana que, acorde a sus principios y compromiso social, tiene como Misión contribuir a la formación integral de profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en los distintos campos del arte teatral (Actuación, Creación Escénica, Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa) para fortalecer y transformar el panorama escénico nacional. Para ello promueve en el estudiante una actitud de superación artística, así como valores de participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión, capacidad crítica y actitud abierta basada en los postulados de tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. [+]

Note: This Bachelor of Theatre program is taught in Spanish only. Te damos la más cordial Bienvenida a la Facultad de Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana: Fundada en 1976 es una de las pioneras de la formación artísticas superior en la disciplina teatral en Iberoamérica. En 2016 cumple su 40 aniversario de haberse fundado. El actual Plan de Estudios 2008 de la Licenciatura en Teatro propone la preparación de un teatrista integral comprometido con el conocimiento y su pertinencia social, está basado en el concepto de flexibilidad de acuerdo al Modelo Educativo Integral y Flexible (MEIF) de la Universidad Veracruzana. Misión La Facultad de Teatro es una entidad académica de la Universidad Veracruzana que, acorde a sus principios y compromiso social, tiene como Misión contribuir a la formación integral de profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en los distintos campos del arte teatral (Actuación, Creación Escénica, Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa) para fortalecer y transformar el panorama escénico nacional. Para ello promueve en el estudiante una actitud de superación artística, así como valores de participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión, capacidad crítica y actitud abierta basada en los postulados de tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. Visión La Facultad de Teatro se encuentra dentro de las primeras instituciones de educación superior en materia teatral en la Región de México, América Central y El Caribe, por lo que sus egresados tienen amplio reconocimiento en el campo profesional. Sus estudiantes y académicos realizan estancias en otras universidades del país y del extranjero. Su Compañía Teatral es reconocida a nivel regional, nacional e internacional. Su Cuerpo Académico mantiene el nivel de “Consolidado” e impulsa la participación de los académicos en redes internacionales y en proyectos de investigación con pertinencia social; es la primera institución de formación teatral en el país que ofrece estudios de licenciatura y posgrado. Cuenta con instalaciones, equipamiento y formas de organización académico-administrativas adecuadas para desarrollar sus actividades en un ambiente creativo, digno y sustentable. Realiza acciones de carácter permanente en las distintas regiones de la Universidad y ha incrementado su matrícula. Con todo ello ha logrado que el teatro sea una actividad relevante en la vida cultural de nuestra comunidad a nivel local, estatal y regional. En ellos se refrendan los lineamientos de la Universidad Veracruzana como institución pública de educación superior que hace de la generación, aplicación y distribución social del conocimiento y de la cultura el eje transformador de la organización académica y de la sociedad. OBJETIVOS GENERALES a) Formar profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en el campo teatral, integrarse y/o modificar los proyectos existentes, así como generar nuevos proyectos, pertinentes en los entornos sociales y culturales en el plano disciplinario, multi, inter y transdisciplinario. Para lograr lo anterior, se ofrece una formación flexible y abierta a las diferencias de las diversas teatralidades, ligando los procesos de aprendizaje con el desarrollo de competencias necesarias en el campo y enfocando la unidad del conocimiento que posibilita a la vez un cierto nivel de especialización, mediante tres áreas de integración. b) Desarrollar en el futuro profesionista los valores de la participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión; la capacidad crítica y la postura abierta basada en los postulados de la tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de la autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. Lo anterior, se logrará fomentando el autoaprendizaje como un proceso centrado en la persona (alumno) y sus proyectos individuales y colectivos. OBJETIVOS ESPECÍFICOS. Proveer al alumno de los medios para el acceso y sistematización del conocimiento con el fin de estimular el aprendizaje autorregulado y significativo para los proyectos teatrales, individuales y colectivos. Desarrollar las habilidades y competencias necesarias para la Actuación, Creación Escénica y Gestión Teatral e intervención socioeducativa. Dentro de la carrera de Licenciado en Teatro, existen tres perfiles opcionales de formación profesional de egreso cuyas características son: Mediante el área de Actuación: Desarrollar las competencias para valorar y poner en práctica las habilidades artísticas propias que le permitan realizar prácticas de actuación en las diferentes modalidades de la creación escénica, integrando la complejidad de la investigación, producción y creación. Mediante el área de Creación Escénica: Desarrollar las competencias para valorar y poner en práctica las habilidades artísticas propias y las de los colaboradores en proyectos de dirección, dramaturgia y diseño escénico, integrando la complejidad de la investigación, producción y creación. Mediante el área de Gestión Teatral e Intervención socioeducativa: Desarrollar las competencias para planificar, elaborar, gestionar, producir y/o enfrentar acciones de intervención educativa para fortalecer el vínculo individuo-sociedad integrando la complejidad de la investigación, producción y creación. ¿Por qué estudiar la Licenciatura en Teatro de la Facultad de Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana? Se reconoce la encomiable labor efectuada por autoridades y docentes de la Licenciatura en Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana, lo que mantiene su alto prestigio gracias a la calidad del programa educativo: El clima organizacional producto de la administración del programa y del liderazgo que el cuerpo académico ha ejercido al interior del programa educativo. El plan de estudios armonizado conforme al Modelo Educativo Integral Flexible (MEIF) que permite el desarrollo de competencias profesionales, así como cursar contenidos y materias en otros programas. Un programa de movilidad estudiantil a nivel nacional e internacional para cursar estancias semestrales en otras universidades. Las oportunidades que encuentran los alumnos de ser becados y apoyados regularmente para estudiar el programa. La gran producción académica y artística de algunos docentes expresados en: libros, artículos, puestas en escena, funciones realizadas, etc. La constante participación de los docentes en congresos, festivales y asociaciones internacionales. El reconocimiento a nivel nacional e internacional por la tradición formativa del programa. Contar con un Cuerpo Académico Consolidado realizando actividades de investigación, divulgación, gestión, docencia y formación de recursos humanos en torno a tres Líneas de Generación y Aplicación del Conocimiento: 1) Artes escénicas en México, 2) Creación y formación escénicas y 3) Teatralidad, performatividad y cultura. PERFIL DE INGRESO: Conocimientos generales referentes al programa de bachillerato y los que en su localidad y a través de su trayectoria el aspirante pudo adquirir gracias a su interés por el teatro. Habilidades mínimas necesarias para enfrentar el aprendizaje de la disciplina teatral. Manifestar interés por el teatro y poseer claridad vocacional expresada en un proyecto personal en la disciplina, así como actitudes valoradas en la comunidad teatral, es decir, trabajo en grupo, capacidad de convivencia armónica, tolerancia a puntos de vista divergentes, postura propositiva y creativa, entre otros. REQUISITOS DE INGRESO: El cupo límite de matrícula es de 40 alumnos, por lo cual se aplica el examen disciplinar de habilidades artísticas, tomando en cuenta los siguientes aspectos: Ser aceptado en el examen de admisión, que valora: Habilidades intelectuales, Habilidades Artísticas (histriónicas, corporales, vocales), Creatividad (intelectual y artística), Proyecto Personal. PERFIL PROFESIONAL DE EGRESO: Al término de la carrera, el egresado contará con las herramientas suficientes para integrarse al entorno laboral, siendo capaz de generar, proponer y/o realizar proyectos teatrales en grupos institucionales y de autogestión, incorporándose al campo laboral conectado con la cultura y la educación, así como enfrentar en un futuro la formación especializada en los niveles de posgrado. Estará familiarizado con las principales teorías teatrales y las formas teatrales generadas históricamente, así como aquellos conocimientos que fundamentan los procesos de creación, investigación, gestión y pedagogía teatral. Será capaz de integrarse al entorno social, sostener los principios de la ética profesional reconociendo los valores de la tolerancia, colaboración, comprensión, diálogo y convivencia en una sociedad plural. TÍTULO QUE SE OTORGA: Licenciado en Teatro, previo cumplimiento en su totalidad del plan de estudios, y los requisitos administrativos que la legislación universitaria vigente estipula. Distribución de créditos por Áreas de Formación Área de Formación Créditos Porcentaje Área Básica General y de Iniciación a la Disciplina 124 39.25 Formación Disciplinar 134 42.41 Formación Terminal 42 13.30 Formación Electiva 16 5.04 TOTAL DE CRÉDITOS 316 100 Tiempo de permanencia: Al Programa Educativo le aplica un tiempo estándar de 6 periodos semestrales; continuo corto de 5 periodos y continuo largo de 9 periodos. REQUISITOS DE EGRESO El cumplimiento de la totalidad de créditos de la carrera contempla de manera integrada: A. Experiencia Recepcional registrada en alguna de las siguientes competencias: Actuación; Creación Escénica; Gestión teatral e intervención socioeducativa. B. Modalidades de presentación del Trabajo Recepcional: Trabajo de Investigación documental o de campo (tesis, tesina, monografía). Trabajo Práctico (memoria o reporte). Trabajo Artístico (producto Y reporte). C. Servicio Social. ORGANIZACIÓN Y ESTRUCTURA CURRICULAR: Considerando los objetivos de la carrera, la curricula ha quedado estructurada, en el marco de los lineamientos del Modelo Educativo Integral y Flexible, introduciendo cuatro Orientaciones que concentran los contenidos disciplinarios en tres Áreas de Integración, y cinco Modalidades de aprendizaje. Orientaciones: Creación: contempla la problemática de la generación de productos con valor estético y se refiere a la actuación, la dirección, la dramaturgia y el diseño escénico. Investigación: proporciona las bases para enfrentar la generación del conocimiento acerca del campo teatral. Introduce en las cuestiones epistemológicas, metodológicas y técnicas de la investigación en las humanidades y las artes Pedagogía: toca un aspecto amplio del fenómeno teatral en su significado social, cultural y psicológico. El teatro es un medio sensible de la formación del hombre y queda abierto a todos los niveles, desde la dramática infantil hasta la tercera edad, y desde la pedagogía social del teatro, pasando por la estrictamente “profesional” y hasta el extremo del teatro como terapia. Gestión y Producción: abarca la formación en cuanto a los procesos de planificación, organización y ejecución de los aspectos de producción artística en las instituciones públicas, privadas y grupos independientes. Modalidades. Cursos; Seminarios; Laboratorios; Talleres; Prácticas Escénicas/ de campo: Están relacionadas con los trabajos de los talleres, conformando su prolongación en cuanto a la presentación ante público y/o acción en la comunidad. Modalidades. Cursos: Estructuran la formación intelectual significativa para cada área de orientación; organizan el conocimiento mediante la aproximación epistemológica del quehacer teatral, del que se desprenden temas y aspectos puntuales. Seminarios: Son estudios a profundidad acerca de algún tema o aspecto específico. Laboratorios: Están dedicados al aprendizaje de técnicas teatrales, en relación a las cuatro Áreas de Orientación. Talleres: Tienen la función de integrar los conocimientos y habilidades realizando el trabajo escénico y de producción en la interacción artística. Prácticas Escénicas/ de campo: Están relacionadas con los trabajos de los talleres, conformando su prolongación en cuanto a la presentación ante público y/o acción en la comunidad. AREAS DE INTEGRACION, TALLERES Y PROYECTOS COMPAÑÍA En la Facultad de Teatro el conocimiento teatral está organizado por áreas de integración que incluyen varias experiencias educativas sobre cada campo formativo, de este modo el estudiante -además de construir su propia base general de conocimiento- elige un ámbito donde considera que puede desarrollarse mejor: Actuación (técnicas de actuación-texto/cuerpo, técnicas corporales, baile y teoría); Creación escénica (dirección, dramaturgia, diseño escénico); Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa (dirección, gestión y producción, pedagogía teatral, investigación). Estas Áreas de Integración cuentan cada una con cuatro Experiencias Educativas que aglutinan un conjunto de conocimientos que se ven de manera unificada y no parcelada. El alumno deberá de cursar de manera obligatoria, dos de estas Áreas, en dos períodos consecutivos, sumando un total de 40 créditos. Posteriormente podrá elegir de manera seriada sólo una de estas Áreas para conformar su competencia con la cual terminará la carrera (Por ejemplo: Actuación I, II y III). En cuanto a los Talleres el estudiante deberá elegir dos y un proyecto de la Compañía. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design

Santa Fe University of Art and Design - SFUAD
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Santa Fe

The BA track is designed for a student who wants to minor in another subject – so imagine yourself with a degree in theatre design, plus a minor in sound design from our music department. [+]

BAs in Theatre studies. Discover your passion in lighting, sound design, stage management, costuming, or some combination of the above. We can help you find your future profession in behind-the-scenes magic. The BA track is designed for a student who wants to minor in another subject – so imagine yourself with a degree in theatre design, plus a minor in sound design from our music department. Or, how a studio arts minor could enhance your abilities as a set designer. Arts Management makes a perfect combination for the future stage managers of the world. No matter what your perfect combination is, we can help you find it – and then help you make it a reality, with the experience you need to get started in the real world. The BA in Theatre Design requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 44 credits in major requirements, 8 credits in designated electives,and 32 credits in either a designated minor or unrestricted electives. LIBERAL ARTS CORE REQUIREMENTS: 36 CREDITS Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits) FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits) ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits) ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits) SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits) Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits) Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits) Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits) MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 44 CREDITS ARTS 1101 DRAWING LAB I (4 CREDITS) THEA 1021 Stage Management (2 credits) THEA 1022 Basic Stage Lighting (2 credits) THEA 1023 Costuming (2 credits) THEA 1024 Stagecraft I (2 credits) THEA 1025 Drafting for the Theatre (4 credits) THEA 2025 History of Costume and Décor (4 credits) THEA 2026 Scene Design I (4 credits) THEA 2027 Lighting Design I (4 credits) THEA 3028 Costume Design I (4 credits) THEA 3029 Stage Management (4 credits) THEA 3040 Period Styles (4 credits) THEA 3078 Theatre History (4 credits) THEA 4066 Theatre Business (4 credits) DESIGNATED ELECTIVES: 8 CREDITS Choose 8 credits in upper-division THEA electives Choose one of the following options: UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES: 4 CREDITS Complete a 24-credit minor in a chosen discipline combined with 8 additional credits of unrestricted electives Complete 32 credits of unrestricted electives [-]

BA in Stage Management [Backstage Academy]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

From music festivals to product launches – there’s an exciting range of events that require specialist stage management skills to ensure their smooth running. The BA (Hons) Stage Management course is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus into working in the live events Industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the stage... [+]

Stage Management - BA (Hons) full-time [Backstage Academy] From music festivals to product launches – there’s an exciting range of events that require specialist stage management skills to ensure their smooth running. The BA (Hons) Stage Management course is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus into working in the live events Industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the stage management of festival stages, large scale events, parades, fashion shows and conferences. During the programme of study you will develop the knowledge and skills to successfully gain employment in a variety of exciting and demanding roles nationally and internationally. About the course Backstage Academy is based at the largest production rehearsal studio facility in Europe, LS-Live. In the last 12 months many renowned artists and bands have kept the studios busy, including Lionel Ritchie, One Direction, Ollie Murs, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Swedish House Mafia and Sigur Ros. It is not just live music that finds a home at LS-Live, film and television companies such as the BBC and ITV, brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin Racing and Monster Energy, all use the studios to assist them achieve their production requirements. The Stage Management degree course will aid you to gain personal and professional skills needed to work successfully in the industry worldwide. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, examinations and tutors your learning will be enhanced with visits from guest speakers and master class seminars will be provided by industry professionals. International case studies and workshops, including opportunities to work on live projects as part of both practical modules and work placement will be provided. The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers. Our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. In addition, our highly experienced programme staff are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Our programme staff enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features Industry engagement and progression into careers within the industry – the course has been uniquely designed with the help of industry practitioners, thus ensuring graduates meet the growing needs of live events industry. It offers excellent, individual tutor support together with an engaging range of varied assessment techniques and valuable practical opportunities and placements via Backstage Academy Crew. World-class facilities and opportunities to engage with industry professionals and productions. Many of the seminars and workshops are delivered by acknowledged industry experts who pass on their experience and best practices to learners. What you will learn The Stage Management degree programme incorporates subject-specific modules based upon emerging job roles and industry practices, and reflects modern academic developments in delivering learning in a creative and engaging environment. You will be supported at every stage of your learning and development. What you will study Level 1 Core Modules: Academic and Professional Skills for the Live Events Industries; Backstage Technical Skills (Lighting, Sound, Staging & Video); Production Pre-Planning and Rehearsal; Production Realisation; Events and Festival Stage Management; Film and TV Location Work. Level 2 Core modules: Research and Professional Skills for Events Studies; Advanced Stage Management Techniques; Production Planning and Realisation; Event Production Management; Industry Practice and Professional Development. At level 2 creative, managerial and problem-solving skills are developed so you can learn to apply the underpinning knowledge gained at level 1 in a Stage Management industry workplace context. The focus of level 2 is to prepare you for your role in managing a range of pre-production and production roles and functions. Level 3 Core modules: Integrated Music and Live Events Production Business; Showtime Applied Project Management; Event Logistics; Work Related Project; Major Project. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. Specifically this ability to appraise your performance and set targets will be developed and assessed in show and production management. This will equip you with the personal and professional skills to understand careers in tour and production or venue management. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 260 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). Applications from mature students with no formal qualifications may be considered where those individuals have considerable work experience. Applicants will be required to produce a portfolio, attend an interview and take a diagnostic assessment. [-]

Theatre: Film and Television

Louisiana State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Baton Rouge

The Film & Television program, a partnership between LSU and Baton Rouge Community College, is designed to provide students with the essential skills and knowledge not only to create and collaborate on and off stage, but on and off camera as well. The program is directly tied to the growing film industry in Louisiana, and its need for highly skilled artists, technicians, and administrative personnel. [+]

BAs in Theatre studies. Theatre: Film and Television The Film & Television program, a partnership between LSU and Baton Rouge Community College, is designed to provide students with the essential skills and knowledge not only to create and collaborate on and off stage, but on and off camera as well. The program is directly tied to the growing film industry in Louisiana, and its need for highly skilled artists, technicians, and administrative personnel. The Film & Television concentration is one of the ONLY programs in the country to include hands on courses in both production technology as well as acting for the camera and content creation. Graduates receive a B.A. in Theatre: Film/ TV Concentration. Students will develop a broad, comprehensive foundation in live theatre, electronic media, film production, and Acting for the Camera. Students choose their overall emphasis based on personal aspirations and interests (Film Performance, Film Production, Technology, Management.) The Film/TV curricula includes: Introduction to Entertainment Technology Film Production (I & II) Digital Post Production Storyboarding Acting I & II Acting for the Camera (I & II) Screenwriting (I & II) Film Internships (with professional Production Companies) Introduction to Recording Technology Audio for Digital Media History of Film Introduction to Cinema Studies And Much More This new concentration is offered in collaboration with Baton Rouge Community College. For information on this concentration, please contact Richard Holden, Co-Head/Undergraduate Performance & Associate Professor/Acting and Directing [-]

Theatre

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

As a major in theatre design/technology, you’ll train in the many aspects of design and technical functions of the performing arts, including set and costume design, props, drafting, lighting design and pulling it all together as a producer. [+]

Theatre Acting. Set design. Theater technology. Students in the Department of Theatre learn the ropes on stage or in the wings. Taught by faculty and staff with extensive experience, our programs immerse you in the various roles of theater life. Whether you prefer the spotlight or the relative anonymity of the backstage, you’ll not only study a variety of artistic genres, from the traditional to the avant-garde, but you’ll gain practical skills by participating in more than 20 productions throughout the academic year, held in our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. And in your off-hours, attend performances just 23 miles away in Manhattan, the cultural capital of the world. Regardless of the role you want to play, our B.F.A. programs in Acting and Design/Technology can help you to explore your talent, expand your horizons and prepare you for an exciting career in theater, film or television. The Department of Theatre offers the following programs: B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Acting B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Design/Technology Minors in Acting or Design/Technology B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Design/Technology Make a dramatic impact behind the scenes with a theatre design degree. As a major in theatre design/technology, you’ll train in the many aspects of design and technical functions of the performing arts, including set and costume design, props, drafting, lighting design and pulling it all together as a producer. You’ll analyze and compare the historical, critical and aesthetic contexts in which the dramatic tradition has developed. In your third year, faculty will review your portfolio and advise you on which area—theatre technology, scenic design, costume design, lighting design or stage management—you should specialize in. [-]

English & Drama - BA (Hons)

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The Drama side of the degree introduces you to a range of theatre genres, playwrights and practitioners using both textual and practical exploration. You will be encouraged to consider the influences from which theatre is made, experiment with performance styles and analyse theatre practice. [+]

BAs in Theatre studies. The English portfolio of programmes at Cardiff Met have scored 90% and over in student satisfaction for the last three years. - We have strong connections with our stakeholders and offer a variety of work placement opportunities in the second year of study. - Opportunities to study abroad as part of an Erasmus exchange. - Distinctive degree that combines theory and practice. - A contemporary focus. - Embedded employability skills.​ English: The study of English will engage with your enthusiasm for reading and literature, and introduce you to advanced critical thinking in the form of theoretical practice. Your degree investigates the foundations of contemporary literature via an examination of the cultural narratives we tell ourselves. Modules involving myth, detective fiction and gothic and science fiction investigate our manner of representing the world around us. Likewise, an attention to the socio-political production of texts contextualises the study of contemporary English literature. Modules are taught by the research active team (including Dr Carmen Casaliggi, , Dr Dimitra Fimi, Dr Jeff Wallace, and Dr Kathryn Simpson) who have research interests in literature and place, J. R. R. Tolkien, legend, myth, and folklore, the relationship between art and literature, Romanticism, feminist literature, modernist literature (particularly DH Lawrence and Virginia Woolf), contemporary literature, the city, and posthumanism.. Drama: The Drama side of the degree introduces you to a range of theatre genres, playwrights and practitioners using both textual and practical exploration. You will be encouraged to consider the influences from which theatre is made, experiment with performance styles and analyse theatre practice. In addition you will be encouraged to develop your own skills as a performer. Assessment We're committed to innovative assessment practices that match identified learning outcomes for your module and degree. This means assessment, wherever possible, is linked to enhancing not only your subject knowledge but also skills vital in developing your employment opportunities. Examples of assessment include research portfolios, group work, creative writing portfolios, critical and reflective practice, reviews, poster presentations, annotated bibliographies and so on. Employability & Careers​ English and Drama are natural partners; the study of each augments, enriches and illuminates the study of the other. Holders of degrees from either of these departments have proved employable in a wide spectrum of careers; acting, directing, theatre management, film, media & television, teaching, management, journalism, law, administration, accountancy, PR, as well as further postgraduate study to MA and PhD levels. Both departments have impressive research communities. Employability Skills and Graduate Attributes: Many of the skills you will obtain as part of this degree are also useful in industries beyond those listed above. We ensure that our curriculum develops you as a graduate so that you demonstrate the following skills and attributes: - Problem solving & analytical abilities - Inter-personal and networking skills - Global citizen (with knowledge of diversity & sustainability) - Flexibility & Adaptability (life long learning) - Effective Communication skills - Creative & Innovative - Digital Literacy - Reflective practice. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Milan

The BA in Theatre Design is a three year course of study devoted to develop the skills necessary to design the theatre, film or television set and to create spaces for events, art exhibitions, fashion shows and shops. [+]

For more than two decades, NABA’s three-year BA in Theatre and Exhibit Design has integrated theoretical and critical studies with technical and practical work. From its launch, this program has been enriched through opportunities for students to gain significant in-the-field experience. The BA program teaches theoretical, technical, and practical aspects of subjects such as scenography, theatre design, theatre costuming, and lighting. More recently, new transversal courses in other disciplines, such narratology, and performing arts complete student training. These are arts with broad boundaries: everything required for a performance (theatre, film, television) or a spectacular event can be defined as “scenography.” Students gain theoretical knowledge and techniques that enable them to organise their artistic production processes and learn to work in a team. They develop skills with 2D and 3D design programs and audiovisual media in addition to various painting and graphical representation techniques. Students learn to make artifacts such as scenery, props, and costumes. They acquire computer and organisational skills, both through practical application in the field during various training experiences and through drawing up budgets, periodic reviews, and specifications. The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF) Career Opportunities The program offers a broad spectrum of specializations relating to theatre and cinema, television, and the creation of artifacts, scenery, costumes, lighting design, and installations for every performance-related activity. Scenographers can assist theatre directors, act as set designers or interior decorators of television and cinema sets, and design and create installations for events, art exhibitions, and fashion shows. Placement The Stage & Placement office helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 
 81% of NABA graduates find employment in positions related to their degree during the first year after graduation*. Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their resumes, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios. *Data supplied by Demoskopea from NABA 2013 graduates. Specialization Theatre Design Exhibition and Display Design Language: Italian Credits: 180 [-]

BA in Theatre

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

This multifaceted undergraduate program imparts a broad grounding in stagecraft, behind and in front of the curtain. The program includes theatrical history, theory, critique, technology, design, and hands-on production experiences. The language requirement adds a cultural and diverse element to the plan. [+]

BAs in Theatre studies. Available Emphasis Areas: Design and Technology - Emphasis Performance - Emphasis Theatre Studies - Emphasis This multifaceted undergraduate program imparts a broad grounding in stagecraft, behind and in front of the curtain. The program includes theatrical history, theory, critique, technology, design, and hands-on production experiences. The language requirement adds a cultural and diverse element to the plan. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre? If you dream of a life that's long on excitement and short on the dull bits, then the theatre is calling you. Whether you hope to work in professional theatre or pursue further education, our programs will put your dreams at center stage. We offer nationally respected curricula in theatre studies, performance, and design and technology. We will help you develop the broadest possible understanding of the art and craft of the stage with our practical and academic courses. You'll also receive a firm grounding in the liberal arts. You'll study dramatic literature, history, theory and criticism, theatre performance, and design, and technology. You'll have plenty of opportunities to learn by doing. The university theatre season includes four faculty directed, mainstage productions and numerous student produced, second stage productions per year. You will learn to express yourself logically and artistically, and graduate prepared for post-baccalaureate study, or professional theatre. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Director Actor Costume designer Drama teacher Lighting designer Costume technician Scenic carpenter or painter Technical director Stage manager Master Electrician With further education, one of these paths is possible: Professional Theatre Film or television Educator University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University. Campus Availability Flagstaff [-]

BA (Hons) Drama and English and American Literature

University of Kent, School of English
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

As one of the most wide-ranging, multi-faceted and interdisciplinary of subjects in the Arts and Humanities, Drama and Theatre naturally lends itself to joint honours study. [+]

BA (Hons) Drama and English and American Literature Overview As one of the most wide-ranging, multi-faceted and interdisciplinary of subjects in the Arts and Humanities, Drama and Theatre naturally lends itself to joint honours study. Students taking any of the joint honours programmes in the subject area will encounter aspects of drama, theatre and performance drawn from a wide range of historical epochs, languages and cultures, and have the opportunity to explore these in theory and practice, bringing their own specialist areas of study into play in both the seminar and the rehearsal room. English at Kent is challenging, flexible, and wide-ranging. It covers both only traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and recent developments in literary theory. Studying for degree joint honours with another subject allows you the freedom to explore your other passions whilst developing skills associated with the study of literature. Teaching & Assessment Drama Teaching is through workshops, seminars, lectures and practical projects. Drama and Theatre modules are continuously assessed based on coursework, projects and presentations, performances, essays and dissertations. English and American Literature Modules are taught by weekly seminars. Core modules include a weekly lecture, plus individual supervision is offered for the Long Essay. Assessment at Stage 1 is by a mixture of coursework and examination. Some modules may include an optional practical element. Programme aims The programme aims to: produce independent, motivated graduates with a base of knowledge and analytical competence in drama and theatre who are equipped to meet the needs of, and to contribute creatively to the theatre and associated media and professions develop critical judgement and the skills and competencies of self-management and personal organisation to enable graduates to respond positively to the challenges of further study or training, and employment in career destinations including professional theatre, the arts and cultural industries, applied arts, community and education work, academia, and the media enhance the learning experience of our students through the use of a range of teaching and assessment methods which reflect and respond to the values and diversity inherent in drama and theatre studies produce graduates of value to the region and the nation, in possession of key skills, who have been enabled to develop their capacity to learn, and are prepared for employment or further study provide teaching that is informed by research and current developments in the drama and theatre as well as theatre practice and the arts offer an education in drama and theatre studies that provides a broad grounding in the subject in the early stages of study, becoming increasingly specialist in the later stages provide students with some creative competence and understanding grounded in and preparing for professional practice offer an education which provides a range of historical, conceptual and practical approaches to drama and theatre studies, introducing key practitioners, practices, and discourses, along with some practical skills required for making performance. Learning outcomes Knowledge and understanding You gain knowledge and understanding of: key practitioners, practices and theorists of performance, which may include writers, critics, directors, actors, artists, designers, and producers historical and contemporary contexts of the production and reception of performance the relationship of performance (its making and reception) to its material, cultural and historical context histories, forms and traditions of performance (and other disciplines contributing to performance), and theoretical explanations of their impact traditional and contemporary critical perspectives on performance, and of relevant theories, issues and debates informing performance and the academic subject the interplay between theory and practice the processes and components by which performance, or elements of performance, are created, realised and managed: including the reading of written text and other source material; processes of rehearsal; writing and dramaturgy, devising, directing, design, stage and technical management, and producing the impact of theatre and performance within a range of social, educational and community contexts the reading, analysis, documenting and interpreting of performance the role of the audience: the performance and production skills necessary to communicate with audiences. Intellectual skills You gain the following intellectual skills: read, understand and engage analytically with a range of texts, performances and other source material research, evaluate, and productively apply information from a number of sources (written, visual, aural) in order to develop and present a coherent understanding of the theory and practice of performance critique performance events and processes, both your own and of others undertake and manage extended independent and creative research understand processes of creativity and deploy and critique these in their own work record, document and analyse processes of making performance understand and apply appropriate interdisciplinary practices, concepts and skills present coherent arguments, verbally and in writing understand the relationship of performance to a range of critical, historical and cultural frameworks for its production and reception. Subject-specific skills You gain the following subject-specific skills: read and evaluate scripts, performance texts, and other theatre documents from a range of critical and practical perspectives envision the performance possibilities of a play text, script and other textual or documentary sources realise performances derived from a range of starting points, including a script, a theoretical position, documentary material, specific location or other stimuli, and to use a range of techniques, structures and working methods to develop those performances engage in the production and performance (and collaborate on the creation of performance) through one or several of: devising, directing, dramaturgy, design, stage management, sound and lighting, performance, production management and administration, and deploy the skills required of these disciplines engage with current debates on theatre arts, productions, cultural policy and funding practise creative, physical and vocal skills for practice-based work, including appropriate warm-up exercises and techniques use technical apparatus and associated resources necessary to realise the demands of production in live and recorded performance safely, efficiently and effectively document performance processes and events engage in research, whether independent, group or practice-based consider theories of spectatorship, developing an awareness of the audience or client group for performance and an ability to respond and adapt to it through flexible means. Transferable skills You gain the following transferable skills: working with others, collaboratively, utilising a variety of team structures and working methods, and understanding group dynamics and handling interpersonal issues developing and pursuing creative projects within specified resource constrains of time, space and/or budget, thus developing problem-solving skills managing workloads to meet deadlines, and sustaining focus for extended periods working on independent creative projects, developing autonomy and self management using information retrieval skills, involving the ability to use information resources and technology, gathering and critically evaluating material applying critical and creative skills in diverse forms of discourse and media identifying health and safety issues and undertake risk assessments negotiating effectively with a variety of agencies (inside and outside the programme) developing interpersonal skills communicating effectively, to a professional standard, coherent arguments and propositions in a variety of media, verbally and in writing, using appropriate communication and presentation technologies undertaking basic design, engineering, construction, and technical work demonstrating numeracy: using scale, simple equations, simple geometry, basic arithmetic, data collection, presentation and analysis reflecting on your own learning and development, identifying strategies for development, exploring strengths and weaknesses and developing, as the programme progresses, autonomy in learning and continuous professional development. Careers Drama The Department has developed partnerships with some of the major players in theatre in the UK including: Battersea Arts Centre, the RSC and The Gate. Selected programmes offer you the opportunity to go on work placements which can lead to future full-time employment, while the range of modules we offer ensures you develop key skills such as planning and organisation, teamworking, adaptability and leadership. Past graduates have become theatre producers, actors, literary managers, journalists, authors, directors, performers, scriptwriters for television, stand-up comedians, casting agents, event managers, arts administrators, community theatre officers for local councils, drama teachers, and many have gone on to postgraduate study. We also support past students to set up companies and remain in Kent with the Graduate Theatre Scheme. English and American Literature Throughout your studies, you learn to think critically and to work independently; your communication skills improve and you learn to express your opinions passionately and persuasively, both in writing and orally. These key transferable skills are essential for graduates as they move into the employment market. Our graduates have gone into: journalism, broadcasting and media, publishing, writing and teaching; more general areas such as banking, marketing analysis and project management; or on to further study for postgraduate qualifications. Entry requirements Home/EU students The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement. Qualification & Typical offer/minimum requirement A level ABB including English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B Access to HE Diploma The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma) The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances. International Baccalaureate 34 points overall or 16 at HL including HL English A1/A2/B at 5/6/6 OR HL English Literature A/English Language and Literature A (or Literature A/Language and Literature A of another country) at HL 5 or SL 6 International students The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements. See our International Student website for further information about our country-specific requirements. Please note that if you need to increase your level of qualification ready for undergraduate study, we offer a number of International Foundation Programmes through Kent International Pathways. Qualification & Typical offer/minimum requirement English Language Requirements Please see our English language entry requirements web page. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways. General entry requirements Please also see our general entry requirements. Key facts Schools: School of Arts, School of English Subject areas: Drama and Theatre | English Literature Award: BA (Hons) Honours type: Single honours UCAS code: QW34 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time only Duration: 3 years full-time Start: 28 September 2015 Total Kent credits: 360 Total ECTS credits: 180 [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Northern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA DeKalb

Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. [+]

BAs in Theatre studies. Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Acting All students are accepted by successful completion of an audition and interview to begin the program and are evaluated yearly to retain their position. This program offers intensive training with a personalized approach aimed at ensuring that graduates are prepared for the artistic and business demands of an acting career. During the first two years, students study different facets of the theatre including acting, theatre history, script analysis, dance, mask work, and theatre design and technology. Many of the university's general education requirements are completed during this period as well. The second semester of the freshmen year students start the professional block of training in movement, voice and acting. Training and coursework for the acting emphasis is Meisner-based and in-depth for all four years. Coursework includes on-camera acting for film and television and classes in voice-over, cold reading and audition techniques. Shakespeare and comedy of manners, dialects, stage combat, contemporary and period plays, musical theatre and on-camera techniques are also offered. At the end of the senior year, successful students professionally produce material to start a reel for agents/casting directors and formally appear in a Chicago showcase for an invited audience of top regional industry reps, agents, directors and producers. For all BFA in acting students, the fall semester of the junior year will be spent in Russia studying acting, movement, singing, dance, theatre history, script analysis and Mikhail Chekhov technique at the legendary Moscow Art Theatre. In addition, students will tour museums and theatres, attend performances and meet with a number of prominent Russian theatre artists in order to better understand the Russian theatre and its effect on contemporary acting and literature. Movement training is informed by Feldenkrais, Alexander, Meyerhold, Growtowski, Rolf, and Sensory Awareness. Areas you will study include period styles, stage combat, and behavior through awareness. Students will develop strength and precision through conditioning. A minor degree in dance is available. The extensive voice, speech and dialect training includes Fitzmaurice Voicework and the International Phonetic Alphabet. There are even external opportunities for study and performance with the Music Department. Students interested in the BFA in acting emphasis should contact Professor Stanton Davis, 815-753-8278. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Dance The BFA degree with emphasis in dance performance is a program for students interested in a career in dance or in continuing their dance training at a university. Our program mission is to develop students as competent professionals in the dance arts through rigorous and equal training in ballet and modern dance techniques. The School provides numerous and varied performance opportunities, including original works by renowned NIU faculty as well as masterworks from the standard classical ballet repertoire. Students in this emphasis are required to take between ten and seventeen technique classes per week, and can choose from a wide variety of course offerings in dance and dance-related subjects. The program’s mission is achieved through the strong support of faculty who are working professionals in the dance industry, which creates numerous opportunities for our dance majors to perform outside the university setting, and enriches our training with internationally recognized guest artists. NIU Dance faculty body of work: Artistic director of DanszLoop/Chicago; internationally commissioned choreographer; Ruth Page Award winner, Cincinnati Ballet; répétiteur for Septime Webre, artistic director of the Washington Ballet; board of directors for the Dorris Humphrey Society; soloist with the Chicago Lyric Opera; founding artistic director of the Ballet Nouveau Colorado; soloist with Mordine and Company; MOMENTA!; principal dancer for the Dayton Ballet; certified instructor at Romana's Pilates NY; master class teaching appointments across the country. Performance opportunities for students: two fully produced mainstage formal concerts per academic year in the newly renovated Stephens Building O'Connell Theatre; participation in the American College Dance Festival; Dance Chicago; Ruth Page Center for the Arts; Prairie Center for the Arts; Egyptian Theater; Millennium Park; Harold Washington Memorial Theater; Dance Chicago; Navy Pier NIU Art Gallery. Master teachers and artists in residence: Murray Lewis; Shirley Mordine; Catherine Cabeen of Bill T. Jones and Company; Alicia Graf Mack of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Septime Webre; Baraka De Soliel; Carl Corey; Nick Papillo; Robert McKee; Louis Monterro of Jose Grecco; Greg Halloran; Nina Watt of the Jose Limon Dance Company. Our alumni have performed with or are members of: ABT, National Ballet of Canada, Martha Graham Dance Company, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cirque Du Soleil, Milwaukee Ballet, Pittsburg Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Chicago Lyric Opera, Louisville Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theater, Ballet Met, Arial Dance Chicago, Chicago Ballet Repertoire, Broadway NY and International Tours and more. Students interested in the BFA in Dance Performance emphasis should contact Professor Judy Chitwood, 815-753-5503, jchitwoo@niu.edu. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Design and Technology This emphasis provides course work and hands-on theatre experience in design and production, including costumes, lighting and scenery. Students gain an understanding of the artistic, social and cultural importance of theatre arts while developing creative and technical skills. Study involves design (including drawing and painting) as well as course work in theatre history, period styles and directing. Specialized classes in theatre technology (such as scene painting and pattern drafting), as well as computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer rendering are also offered. The BFA in design and technology emphasis aims to be pre-professional within the context of a liberal arts education and to provide strong foundations for professional careers in theatre, communication and allied entertainment fields. The School of Theatre and Dance has specialized shops and laboratory facilities where students can apply the design and technology skills they learn in the classroom. The Stevens Building houses a scene construction shop, lighting shop and laboratory and a costume construction shop. There are specialized storage areas for costumes, props and scenery. Students in the design and technology emphasis are regularly given responsible and supervised assignments in the school production program, which offer significant practical experiences. Internships and other off-campus programs with theatre companies, production groups, arts organizations and performing arts centers further broaden expertise and serve to integrate the student into the professional and commercial theatre. This course of study and practical experience provides a strong foundation for professional careers in theatre communication and allied entertainment fields, whether in costume, lighting or scenery. Acceptance into the BFA in design and technology emphasis is based on Northern Illinois University admission and completing a successful interview and portfolio review with members of our design and technology faculty. Students interested in the BFA in design and technology emphasis should contact Professor Tracy Nunnally. [-]

BA Drama and English and American Literature (Hons)

University of Kent, School of Arts
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

As one of the most wide-ranging, multi-faceted and interdisciplinary of subjects in the Arts and Humanities, Drama and Theatre naturally lends itself to joint honours study. Students taking any of the joint honours programmes in the subject area will encounter aspects of drama, theatre and performance drawn from a wide range of historical epochs, languages and cultures, and have the opportunity to... [+]

BA Drama and English and American Literature (Hons) As one of the most wide-ranging, multi-faceted and interdisciplinary of subjects in the Arts and Humanities, Drama and Theatre naturally lends itself to joint honours study. Students taking any of the joint honours programmes in the subject area will encounter aspects of drama, theatre and performance drawn from a wide range of historical epochs, languages and cultures, and have the opportunity to explore these in theory and practice, bringing their own specialist areas of study into play in both the seminar and the rehearsal room. English at Kent is challenging, flexible, and wide-ranging. It covers both only traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and recent developments in literary theory. Studying for degree joint honours with another subject allows you the freedom to explore your other passions whilst developing skills associated with the study of literature. Course structure The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability. Stage 1 Possible modules may include: Modern Theatre: A Theoretical Landscape The Empty Space Romanticism Early Drama Readings in the Twentieth Century Writing America You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage Stage 2 Possible modules may include: The Contemporary Novelty, Enlightenment and Emancipation: 18th Century Literature Reading Victorian Literature Declaring Independence: 19th Century US Literature Modernism Early Modern Literature 1500-1700 Empire, New Nations and Migration Chaucer and Late Medieval English Literature Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama Theatres of the Past 2: The Moderns Theatre and Music Popular Performance European Naturalist Theatre & Its Legacy Physical Theatre 1 Acting Victorian and Edwardian Theatre Shakespeare's Theatre Site Specific Performance European Theatre from 1945 Puppet and Object Theatre Theatres of the Past 1: the Classics Performance and Art: Intermediality from Wagner to the Virtuals You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage Stage 3 Possible modules may include: Introduction to Stand Up Creative Project Theatre & Adaptation Playwriting I: For Beginners Cultural Policies in the British Theatre Dance & Discourse: Dramaturgies of Moving Bodies The Shakespeare Effect Applied Theatre Performing Classical Texts New Directions Theatre & Journalism Physical Theatre II Performing Lives: Theory & Practice of Autobiographical Theatre Performing Philosophy Clouds, Waves & Crows: Writing the Natural, 1800 to the Present Poetry and Crisis, from the First World War to Occupy Cross-Cultural Coming-of-Age Narratives The Global Eighteenth Century Thomas Hardy The 'Real' America: Class and Culture in the American Gilded Age Discord and Devotion: Society & Spirituality in Middle English Literatu The Contemporary Memoir The British Novel in the 1860s: Sensing Modern Life Virginia Woolf Animals, Humans, Writing Victorian Aestheticism and Decadence Charles Dickens and Victorian England Postcolonial Writing Language and Place in Colonial and Postcolonial Poetry Innovation and Experiment in New York, 1945- 1995 The Unknown: Reading and Writing Native American Literature Bodies of Evidence: Reading The Body In Eighteenth Century Literature Unruly Women and Other Insubordinates: the dramatic repertoire of the Q Image, Vision and Dream: Medieval Texts and Visual Culture Places and Journeys Heroes and Exiles: An Introduction to Old English Poetry The Brontes in Context American Crime Fiction Contemporary Irish Writing Writing Lives in Early Modern England: Diaries, Letters and Secret Selv The Stranger From Book to Blog: Geoffrey Chaucer and his Afterlives Harlem to Hogan's Alley: Black Writing in North America Discovery Space: New Theatres in Early Modern England Marriage, Desire and Divorce in Early Modern Literature Lyric, Ballad and Popular Song Teaching & Assessment Drama Teaching is through workshops, seminars, lectures and practical projects. Drama and Theatre modules are continuously assessed based on coursework, projects and presentations, performances, essays and dissertations. English and American Literature Modules are taught by weekly seminars. Core modules include a weekly lecture, plus individual supervision is offered for the Long Essay. Assessment at Stage 1 is by a mixture of coursework and examination. Some modules may include an optional practical element. Careers Drama The Department has developed partnerships with some of the major players in theatre in the UK including: Battersea Arts Centre, the RSC and The Gate. Selected programmes offer you the opportunity to go on work placements which can lead to future full-time employment, while the range of modules we offer ensures you develop key skills such as planning and organisation, teamworking, adaptability and leadership. Past graduates have become theatre producers, actors, literary managers, journalists, authors, directors, performers, scriptwriters for television, stand-up comedians, casting agents, event managers, arts administrators, community theatre officers for local councils, drama teachers, and many have gone on to postgraduate study. We also support past students to set up companies and remain in Kent with the Graduate Theatre Scheme. English and American Literature Throughout your studies, you learn to think critically and to work independently; your communication skills improve and you learn to express your opinions passionately and persuasively, both in writing and orally. These key transferable skills are essential for graduates as they move into the employment market. Our graduates have gone into: journalism, broadcasting and media, publishing, writing and teaching; more general areas such as banking, marketing analysis and project management; or on to further study for postgraduate qualifications. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art

Cape Town Creative Academy
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

Contemporary art practitioners, such as artists and curators, play a central role in the creation and critique of culture – thereby often shaping our future in significant ways. It is from this awareness that the Cape Town Creative Academy developed – with input from practising artists, curators, gallerists and educators – our new offering: a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art. [+]

BAs in Theatre studies. Contemporary art practitioners, such as artists and curators, play a central role in the creation and critique of culture – thereby often shaping our future in significant ways. It is from this awareness that the Cape Town Creative Academy developed – with input from practising artists, curators, gallerists and educators – our new offering: a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art. This unique degree is the first Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art programme in South Africa, and was developed in direct response to the evolving needs and demands of the regional, national and international art world and its many diverse sectors. This three-year programme comprises a balance of practice-based learning, theoretical inquiry, technical development, innovative experimentation, critical reflexivity and business acumen. Students are exposed to a wide range of conceptual frameworks and various modes of meaning-making in order to develop independent ideas and practices that respond to the social, political, economic and technological contexts that frame the art world in the twenty first century. THE VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF ART AND ARTISTS Art serves to connect. Through the reflexivity of art-making, artists are able to develop an ongoing conversation with, and greater awareness of, self and others. Through the criticality of the practice, art helps to foster important and difficult dialogues by bringing shared concerns into shared spaces. Artists make acute observations in order to document, comment on and reflect history as it happens. Artists connect diverse groups of people in ways that enhance community engagement. Artists ask questions that spur new ways of seeing and thinking. This ability to observe, connect and question make artists valuable contributors to the cultural industry. These unique attributes processed by art school graduates are currently opening up more doors than ever before with the need for conceptual thinking and creative problem solving being widely recognised by the creative, and corporate sector alike. The Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art is: An expert-led programme, formulated and presented by prominent practising artists, curators and thought leaders. A fluid programme that caters to the changing and evolving character of the contemporary art world, as well as to the personal interests, needs and ambitions of its students. A critical programme that connects students to contemporary local and global conversations and the active production of culture. A progressive programme that measures artistic success as a process of sustained discovery: an agile state of critical awareness coupled with a continual flow of experimentation. A diverse programme that equips students with transferable skills, appropriate for engagement and employment in multiple sectors of the creative industries. A transdisciplinary programme that facilitates collaboration and co-creation beyond the boundaries that traditionally segregate professions and practices. Some of the career paths that graduates can explore within the art sector include: Practising artist Curator Gallerist Art critic or journalist Art consultant or buyer Art valuator or restorer Stylist Prop-maker [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

American College Dublin
Campus Part time 4 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The BFA major in musical theatre provides a comprehensive education in the practical and academic aspects of musical theatre. Each semester is based around development of skills and competencies in the central areas of musical theatre performance [+]

The BFA major in musical theatre provides a comprehensive education in the practical and academic aspects of musical theatre. Each semester is based around development of skills and competencies in the central areas of musical theatre performance: acting and voce, dance and singing. The degree offers a broad and holistic approach to the musical theatre, one that not only concentrates on performance from a participatory perspective (that is to say, on being a performer), but also prepares the student for the wide and exciting range of careers available in the performing arts industry. While musical theatre performance remains a central aspect of the program, students are also prepared for the vast array of work that supports and produces performance, such as directing and staging, creating written material for performance, production, management, marketing and funding of the performing arts. The programme concentrates on live musical theatrical performance (with elements of recording used for diagnostic and development purposes), but at the same time a graduate is prepared for further study in the cognate specialisms in the performing arts, as well as for direct entry into a professional career. This is because the degree produces a wide spectrum of transferable skills such as effective presentational technique, expertise in using the voice and the body as communicative instruments, interpretational and compositional competency with written texts, management, marketing and fundraising abilities, and organizational skills. These are applicable not only in the context of the many career paths within performing arts, but also in a wide variety of social, cultural and business vocations. Entry requirements The programme has one intake per year: September. Applicants should furnish evidence of graduation from high school (secondary school), with final-year subjects to include completion of English. A prospective student should submit an application for the course directly to the Admissions Office at American College Dublin. Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent). An interview and audition is required for entry to the BFA in Musical Theatre course. For the audition you must prepare one spoken monologue, one a capella singing piece, and one dance piece (if you wish to have a backing track for the dance, please bring a CD). Each piece should be no more than two minutes in length. Students should contact the Admissions Office at American College Dublin for details on the interview and audition process. Further education students The College accepts students from further education colleges to all of its courses. Students must have gained three distinctions in a cognate area of the programme that they wish to study. Students must have a full level 5 or level 6 award and this award may have been taken over a number of years. Students with a FETAC qualification can gain access to both American College Dublin and American College Delaware. Mature student application Mature applicants can apply directly to the Admissions office. An interview and audition is required for entry to the BFA in Musical Theatre course. For the audition you must prepare one spoken monologue, one a capella singing piece, and one dance piece (if you wish to have a backing track for the dance, please bring a CD). Each piece should be no more than two minutes in length. Mature applicants should contact the Admissions Office at American College Dublin for details on the interview and audition process. Other EU applications Every student who has taken examinations in an EU member state is expected to have completed English in his or her final year. The only exception to this is students who have completed the A-Levels. These students must have taken mathematics and English for their O-Levels. For overseas students Skype auditions can be arranged. More information is available in the Admissions menu or by contacting the Admissions Office, Tel: +353 1 6768939; Email: admissions@iamu.edu Career Skills Along with academic knowledge that students receive throughout the duration of their chosen subject, students will also acquire and develop transferable career skills from their degree discipline. These skills along with potential career paths are provided below to give you a well-rounded view of what the course has to offer. These skills include: Communication Writing skills Creativity Effective presentation techniques Management, marketing and fundraising abilities Interpretational and compositional competency with written texts Organisational skills Research skills Time management The BFA in Musical Theatre is designed to prepare students for a number of future careers in following: Musical theatre Theatre Arts and event management Local and community broadcasting Teaching Research Cultural and business vocations The programme also serves as preparation for students to participate in a variety of postgraduate programmes such as the MFA in Creative Writing and MB in International Business. [-]

Honours Bachelor of Arts in Drama

University of Toronto
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Toronto

The program of the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies combines high standards of practical, professional theatre training with a broad, rich, and rigorous academic program. Offering courses in dramatic literature, dramaturgy, world theatre, and critical theory and history, as well as practical streams in acting, production and design, and playwriting and directing, the Drama Centre emphasizes the integration of academic and... [+]

BAs in Theatre studies. Honours Bachelor of Arts in Drama The program of the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies combines high standards of practical, professional theatre training with a broad, rich, and rigorous academic program. Offering courses in dramatic literature, dramaturgy, world theatre, and critical theory and history, as well as practical streams in acting, production and design, and playwriting and directing, the Drama Centre emphasizes the integration of academic and practical work in its holistic approach to classical through contemporary theatre and performance. First-Year Courses DRM 100Y1 - Drama: Form and Style Advice for First Year DRM 100Y– Drama : Form and Style is a mandatory pre- or co-requisite for all DRM courses, including the entry points to the three practical streams: DRM 200Y – Introduction to Performance, DRM 228H – Introduction to Playwriting, and DRM 254Y – Production, all of which are open to first-year students. Acceptance into DRM 200Y is based on an audition and interview held in April and again in August; acceptance into DRM 254Y is based on an interview held in April; and acceptance DRM 228H is based on a portfolio submission due in May. Careers A Drama Major or Minor may be combined with programs in a wide variety of other fields, such as programs in languages and literature and programs such as Anthropology, Canadian Studies, Cinema Studies, Classics, Commerce, Fine Art, History, Music, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, and Women’s Studies. Toronto (St. George) campus [-]