Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Theater studies

Compare 35 BA Degrees in Theater studies

Theater 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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BA Film Directing and Video Games

Warsaw Film School
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Poland Warsaw

This 3 year BA Film Directing program blends academic theory with practical skills to equip students with the comprehensive knowledge they need in order to find a job in the competitive field of film and games industry. Students learn the professional skills necessary to become a film or video games director. Students will work on each others' productions with different crews, directors, cinematographers, actors, producers, game designers and receive a practical experience that helps to prepare upon entering the film and video game industry. Each students makes 4 films /exercises during the academic year plus the end of year film, all in close cooperation with other students of different specialization. Team work and cooperation are our fundamentals. [+]

ENROLLMENT for Academic Year 2019-2020 The enrollment will be announced Innovative education programme

Warsaw Film School has launched a unique, undergraduate BA Film and Multimedia course, which turned out to be very popular among foreign students. The innovative programme for our new specialization in Film Directing and Video Games is based on knowledge and experience of world-class multimedia specialists, as well as active filmmakers, creators, and producers of video games.

Students will be given the opportunity to use a top-notch equipment available in the market.

All classes will be held in English in the adjusted workshop rooms, studios, arranged film sets at Warsaw Film School.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Dance & Theatre

Manhattanville College
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2019 USA New York + 1 more

New York City: A train ride away. If you’re a student in our dance and theatre program, you will study with faculty who are professional choreographers, directors, playwrights, dancers, dance therapists, theatre educators and actors with years of experience on and off Broadway. Our dance curriculum focuses on a sequential study of contemporary dance technique employing a variety of current and traditional styles and methods, with an emphasis on composition and choreography. Theatre training includes a sequential study of acting, voice, and speech, dramatic literature, as well as directing and design. [+]

New York City: A train ride away. If you’re a student in our dance and theatre program, you will study with faculty who are professional choreographers, directors, playwrights, dancers, dance therapists, theatre educators and actors with years of experience on and off Broadway. Our dance curriculum focuses on a sequential study of contemporary dance technique employing a variety of current and traditional styles and methods, with an emphasis on composition and choreography. Theatre training includes a sequential study of acting, voice, and speech, dramatic literature, as well as directing and design.

Overview

Your dance and theatre training goes beyond the studio and the stage. The liberal arts are at the core of every Manhattanville education and our program is no different. At the same time that you develop practical skills in technique and performance, your core classes in the humanities, and math and sciences will help you develop into an articulate, literate, and socially aware citizen. The goal of our department is to enliven the mind and express the creative spirit that lies within us all. Your studies will combine knowledge with experience, exploration of technique with the study of performance history, theory, and critical research. This mode of study is comparable to the relationship between lecture and laboratory in liberal arts science courses, such as Biology.... [-]


Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA)

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 48 months September 2019 Netherlands Tilburg

Fontys Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA) of Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts offers a four-year full-time study program with a pioneering, distinctive artistic shape. [+]

Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA)

Fontys Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA) of Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts offers a four-year full-time study program with a pioneering, distinctive artistic shape. The international orientated study leads to an internationally recognized academic bachelor diploma of professional education as Circus performer and has a highly qualified team and a clear misson. We also offer exceptional training facilities.

Contemporary circus

Since more than two decades, circus revitalizes as an authentic art, which takes inspiration from other Performing and Fine Arts. At the same time, circus enriches these art forms and stimulates ground-breaking contemporary creation in performing arts. The term ‘contemporary circus’ includes not only the so-called ‘New Circus’ (which is often assimilated to circus theatre), but all present-day types of circus art.... [-]


Theatre

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 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.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Set Design

Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Campus 3 years October 2019 Italy Rome

You will learn to design, develop and effectively combine scenes with costumes, locations with the world at large, specific moments with their semblance. You will develop an understanding of this magical art underpinning every performance, skilfully combining architecture, history and the visual arts. [+]

Talent is on stage.

You will learn to design, develop and effectively combine scenes with costumes, locations with the world at large, specific moments with their semblance. You will develop an understanding of this magical art underpinning every performance, skilfully combining architecture, history and the visual arts.

The theatre is associated with costume scenography as a way of creating places and worlds, moments of time, illusory realities; developing a sense of perception and beauty where space and time are put in motion, making it possible to create new projects, stories, and emotions. Set Design is a magic art that enables all forms of theatrical representation to be created by expertly mixing architecture and history, arts and technologies; as a profession, there is nothing else quite like it. Using the theoretical and empirical training received at RUFA about how to use lighting, materials, fundamentals of architecture, photography, video projections and reconstructions, the Set Designer with a BA degree in Set Design at Rufa enters the world of work as a many-sided professional whose areas of knowledge range from construction to design, and finds its natural outlet in the entertainment world (theatre, cinema, television, events). But the set designer r can also become an art director in many other areas designing costumes, scenes, lighting for fashion shows, exhibitions, and open-air installations. Using aesthetic taste and knowledge of advanced techniques, the set designer is the person who establishes the basic principles for the dynamic design of any theatrical event.... [-]


BA in Communication, Media and Theatre

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

The Communication, Media, and Theatre (CMT) Department, as suggested by its name, includes three distinct, creative and demanding disciplines that are linked with their foundation in the study of communication in a variety of contexts. Students majoring in these areas will learn to become more proficient in the theory and practice of communication, media and theatre arts while developing an appreciation of differing values and perceptions of the world in which they live. [+]

The Communication, Media, and Theatre (CMT) Department, as suggested by its name, includes three distinct, creative and demanding disciplines that are linked with their foundation in the study of communication in a variety of contexts. Students majoring in these areas will learn to become more proficient in the theory and practice of communication, media and theatre arts while developing an appreciation of differing values and perceptions of the world in which they live.

The undergraduate degree is a liberal arts oriented degree program which allows students to concentrate, via elective course selection, in any of the three areas of study offered within the department:

Communication (CMTC), Theatre (CMTT), and Media (CMTM).... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Set Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Italy Milan

Set Design is an art with broad boundaries, encompassing all that is required to stage a performance or an exhibition. In the BA in Set Design program, you’ll dive deep into the varied world of scenography and its many applications in performing arts: theatre, opera, cinema, and television. You’ll also explore the use of set design in staging exhibitions, events, temporary installations, and photo shoots for advertisements. [+]

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SET DESIGN

Specialization in Theatre and Opera

Specialization in Media and Events

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY N.A.B.A. To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television or Performance

AFDA
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg Cape Town Durban Port Elizabeth Botswana Gaborone + 5 more

The first year in the BA degree is essentially about discovery and inspiration. Students are exposed to the multiple disciplines on offer in the Film, Television or Performance Schools and use the year to identify and test their aptitudinal strengths and weaknesses. [+]

Overview

FIRST YEAR:

The first year in the BA degree is essentially about discovery and inspiration. Students are exposed to the multiple disciplines on offer in the Film, Television or Performance Schools and use the year to identify and test their aptitudinal strengths and weaknesses.

There are no limitations on the number of electives that students may attend. Discipline choices and outcomes are governed by the student's personal ambition, work ethic, and enthusiasm. However, certain timetable logistics, discipline choice combinations and minimum assessment requirements may limit the student's choices.

These discipline choices are done in combination with the five Production Course components and the Assist Programme.... [-]


BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

This course encourages an intellectual and practice-based interrogation of musical theatre, as well as giving the actor/singer a respect for the various demands of written text and musical score. [+]

We were ranked 5th in London for Music courses by the Guardian University Guide 2019.

Overview This course encourages an intellectual and practice-based interrogation of musical theatre, as well as giving the actor/singer a respect for the various demands of written text and musical score. Why choose this course?

This course is intended for those students who have a practical expertise in performance, and wish to develop these skills in actor-singer training further to enable entry to the professional world of performance. The individual exploration of 'sense over sound' is a notable and distinctive feature of this course.

The important work of Feldenkrais supports both the physical and vocal (sung and spoken) development of our actor-singers. In addition to the acquisition of a strong performance discipline, the course seeks to develop each student as an inspired self-thinking practitioner with the ability to devise and perform original musical theatre works - much of this pioneering work will be completed in conjunction with Mercury Musicals.... [-]


BA Drama and Theatre (Hons)

University of Kent, School of Arts
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury

Kent's School of Arts is well-known for its innovative programmes in the visual arts. Our Art History programme combines a comprehensive review of art movements, artists, and artistic media with opportunities to put your knowledge into practice. [+]

Overview

Drama and Theatre at Kent is based in the School of Arts, a creative and academic hub for students in drama, film, media studies and art history. Together we occupy the award-winning Jarman building, which houses outstanding drama and teaching facilities. We have our own industry-standard studios and a 120-seat theatre. As part of an inclusive and creative community, you will benefit from working and studying alongside staff and students who are passionate about their subject.

As a Drama and Theatre student at Kent, you work alongside world-leading academics with a wide range of specialisms in areas such as contemporary performance, European theatre, theatre history and Shakespeare, comedy, and community-based theatre. You are taught by academics who are theatre professionals with real and current industry experience in theatre design, acting, directing, stage management, dance, stand-up comedy, and arts funding. In addition, you learn from our professional technical team, which includes a workshop manager and three technicians.... [-]


BA in Theatre

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]


BA (Hons) in Drama and Applied Theatre

London South Bank University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

Develop drama techniques and performance skill that can be used to create change through teaching and community-led projects. [+]

A distinctive insight

BA (Hons) Drama and Applied Theatre allows you to study a range of drama techniques and practice, as well as providing a distinctive insight into applied theatre: making you highly employable after you graduate.

You'll work with a range of industry-trained academics and professional partners who will help you gain the practical skills needed to produce and deliver your own community theatre projects while having many opportunities to capitalize on our cultural quarters.

Please note that this course is only open to applications for September 2019 entry.

Why study Drama and Applied Theatre at LSBU? No. 2 London University for satisfaction with teaching and graduate prospects in Drama (Guardian League Table 2018) and for Academic support (National Student Survey 2017). LSBU Student Theatre Company: You'll take part in a full season of theatre working exclusively with theatre professionals including directors, performers, and theatre companies. A creative partnership with Frantic Assembly: Known for their high-octane, physical theatre productions Frantic Assembly will deliver workshops and residencies, and share their expertise with you. The Edric Theatre is a dedicated performance and rehearsal space with a 90-seat capacity, plus a 30-seat studio and backstage facilities. Take full advantage of the proximity to London's theatres by attending professional workshops, gaining temporary employment and answering casting calls. Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location Full-time 3 years September Southwark Campus Modules ... [-]

BA (Hons) Drama and Creative Writing

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom Cardiff

The study of Creative Writing at Cardiff Met forms part of the BA Humanities and Education Joint Honours programme within the Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy. [+]

Creative Writing

The study of Creative Writing at Cardiff Met forms part of the BA Humanities and Education Joint Honours programme within the Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy.

The Creative Writing element of your degree will develop your thinking through textual and practical exploration, and equip you with a wide variety of writing skills and methodologies in relation to different genres (fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, non-fiction, etc.).

You will be encouraged to consider textual influence and experiment with different styles. At the core of the degree is your development as a writer and the honing of skills that you can use to find jobs in a variety of creative industries such as publishing, journalism and marketing.... [-]


BFA in Theatre, Specialization in Music Theatre

Santa Fe University of Art and Design - SFUAD
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA Santa Fe

This intensive, performance-oriented major includes private voice lessons, voice and movement for the stage, audition training, scene study, and dance that ranges from tap to jazz, modern to ballet. [+]

You’re the ultimate triple threat: with a degree in acting, singing, and dance, you can be unstoppable in the professional theatre world. Your first two years will be closely linked to the acting major, to build a strong performance core. Then, get ready to break out as an upperclassman: music, musical theatre acting, singing, and dance will be your entire world. This intensive, performance-oriented major includes private voice lessons, voice and movement for the stage, audition training, scene study, and dance that ranges from tap to jazz, modern to ballet.

Remember: you’re required to audition for our four main stage productions every year, which means your audition process will start during orientation week as a Freshman. Get ready to build up an impressive series of credits, from student films to leading roles, from black box studio shows to voice work. With hard work and dedication to your craft, you’ll be prepared to rule any stage or screen that dares to get in your way.... [-]


BA (Hons) in Stage Management

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Campus August 2019 United Kingdom Cardiff

Final selection for entry to the BA (Hons) Stage Management is made on the basis of an interview. [+]

BA (Hons) in Stage Management

Final selection for entry to the BA (Hons) Stage Management is made on the basis of an interview.

Candidates who are successful at interview are usually expected to gain a minimum of 240 UCAS Tariff points, or equivalent qualifications, prior to entry. Equivalent qualifications include Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3) and recognised international qualifications. However, the minimum conditions attached to any offer of a place are based on individual applications/interviews, and will often be higher than the minimum requirements stated above.

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