Bachelor's Degree in Theatre studies in North America

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Theatre studies

A bachelor's degree is an undergraduate degree that is offered by universities and colleges when students complete a program of study. Most bachelor courses last three or four years with some lasting up to seven years.

Those who are interested in theatre studies may benefit from a program of study in this field. Topics covered might include everything from stage design to directing, as well as theatre, culture, and the impacts of theatre on society at large.

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

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Bachelor in Theatre - General Studies Track

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

Forty-eight (48) credit hours in Theatre: the core (27 credits) and one concentration or “track” (21 credits) selected from the following options: performance (acting and/or directing), technical studies, creative dramatics or general studies. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies in North America 2017. Why Study Theatre? Whether you're ready to take the stage or build it, you'll find your place in theatre at Aquinas. With a leading-edge facility and the addition of a new theatre department director, our program is setting a new standard of excellence. In 2003, the $7-million Aquinas College Performing Arts Center (in collaboration with Aquinas College, Community Circle Theatre and Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools) had its Grand Opening Season. It's a cooperative effect that brings extraordinary theatre to our community and our students. How We're Different Aquinas is the only four-year private school in the Grand Rapids area that offers a theatre major. The program is part of a unique collaboration with Circle Theatre and the League of Catholic High Schools, the only one of its kind in the nation, allowing for a variety of performance, teaching, and technical training opportunities. The department produces four to five fully-mounted shows a year, with a focus on contemporary plays, musicals, and adaptations. The department offers three different 21-credit concentrations (performance, technical, and general) in addition to a 27-credit core. Aquinas offers up to four talent scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfers, based on audition (for performers) or portfolio (for designers, stage managers, and directors). Students have had internships at all of the major theatres in the Grand Rapids as well as at The Purple Rose in Chelsea and in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Students leave with more acting and design... [-]

Dual Bachelor in Theatre and Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

Designed for the Business students who are interested in Theatre Management. [+]

Why Study Theatre? Whether you're ready to take the stage or build it, you'll find your place in theatre at Aquinas. With a leading-edge facility and the addition of a new theatre department director, our program is setting a new standard of excellence. In 2003, the $7-million Aquinas College Performing Arts Center (in collaboration with Aquinas College, Community Circle Theatre and Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools) had its Grand Opening Season. It's a cooperative effect that brings extraordinary theatre to our community and our students. How We're Different Aquinas is the only four-year private school in the Grand Rapids area that offers a theatre major. The program is part of a unique collaboration with Circle Theatre and the League of Catholic High Schools, the only one of its kind in the nation, allowing for a variety of performance, teaching, and technical training opportunities. The department produces four to five fully-mounted shows a year, with a focus on contemporary plays, musicals, and adaptations. The department offers three different 21-credit concentrations (performance, technical, and general) in addition to a 27-credit core. Aquinas offers up to four talent scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfers, based on audition (for performers) or portfolio (for designers, stage managers, and directors). Students have had internships at all of the major theatres in the Grand Rapids as well as at The Purple Rose in Chelsea and in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Students leave with more acting and design credits than majors from other colleges because they... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The University of Tennessee at Martin
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Martin

The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies in North America 2017. The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. The programs provide artistic and technical training in the various areas of study, cultural and historical context for their disciplines and the opportunity for the students to gain an appreciation for all of the fine arts activities while in the program. Graphic Design – the students in this discipline will study Graphic Design Applications and Practices Design Theory and History Typography and Page Layout Multimedia and Computer Illustration Professional Practice in Graphic Design Visual Art – the students in this discipline will study Foundations 2D and 3D Practices Studio Courses in various Media Aesthetic and Historical Art Context Exhibition Design and Planning Fine Arts Career Strategy Theatre – the students in this discipline will study Acting and Character Development Stagecraft and Technical Theatre Directing and Playwriting Play Production Participate in Campus Plays [-]

Bachelor in Musical Theatre

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

Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features an intense, specialized and synchronized curriculum. [+]

William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists. Our B.F.A. in Musical 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. Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. Students build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style. 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... [-]

Bachelor in Theatre

Allegheny College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Meadville

Exploring the complexities of communication through the study of rhetoric, mass media, and theatre. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies in North America 2017. Bachelor in Theatre Exploring the complexities of communication through the study of rhetoric, mass media, and theatre. Double majors and self-designed majors encouraged Co-curricular experience expected Major in Theatre Exploring the dramatic expression of a given culture through theory and practice. Nine specified courses and up to four electives (41-49 semester hours, typically 11-13 courses). Minor Theatre: at least 24 semester hours of graded courses in theatre. Department Facts Distinctions Fully supported Senior Project requirement proves to employers and graduate schools the ability to complete a major original assignment. The Equity Guest Artist Program Collaborative projects with department faculty and staff A practical, hands-on approach in many courses Touring plays Children’s theatre productions Key Benefits Developing practical and creative communication skills—writing, speaking, acting, directing, audio-visual production, and theatre design. Cultivating critical perspectives on a variety of communicative practices and texts, including speech, politics, popular culture, performance, news, drama, film, television, and advertising. Engaging responsible citizenship and thoughtful professionalism through college and beyond. Student Learning Outcomes Mission Statement The Communication Arts and Theatre Department is dedicated to the creative and critical study of communication, with special emphasis on theatre, rhetoric, and media. The curriculum offers opportunities for the performance, practice, in-depth study, and analysis of texts and techniques in each of these spheres. Students engage in production, performance, and critical cultural studies, with the objective of becoming competent and engaged artists/scholars in their fields. The department’s liberal arts emphasis encourages students to develop... [-]

Bachelor in Communication Arts

Allegheny College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Meadville

Exploring the complexities of communication through the study of rhetoric, mass media, and theatre. [+]

Bachelor in Communication Arts Major & Minor Programs Exploring the complexities of communication through the study of rhetoric, mass media, and theatre. Double majors and self-designed majors encouraged Co-curricular experience expected Major in Communication Exploring the creative and critical study of human communication, with special emphasis on rhetoric and mass media through theory and practice. Forty-five semester hours (typically 12 courses). Minor Communication: at least 24 semester hours of graded courses in communications. Department Facts Distinctions Fully supported Senior Project requirement proves to employers and graduate schools the ability to complete a major original assignment. The Equity Guest Artist Program Collaborative projects with department faculty and staff A practical, hands-on approach in many courses Touring plays Children’s theatre productions Key Benefits Developing practical and creative communication skills—writing, speaking, acting, directing, audio-visual production, and theatre design. Cultivating critical perspectives on a variety of communicative practices and texts, including speech, politics, popular culture, performance, news, drama, film, television, and advertising. Engaging responsible citizenship and thoughtful professionalism through college and beyond. Endorsements “Some would say that, as a young, independent filmmaker, I face impossible odds. But learning how to do the impossible at Allegheny got me this far.” — Ken Hamm ’92, on completing his first feature-length film, “Moving In/Moving Out,” in 1995 “There’s a wonderful atmosphere that allows you to try out new things without fear of censure, though you can always expect healthy criticism. There is an emphasis on professionalism, and having interested professors makes the department a real individualized event.”... [-]

Bachelor International Theater Production

Ohio Northern University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Columbus

Our unique program focuses on theatrical design, production and stage management – in the U.S. and internationally. You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of the cultural and practical differences in theatre production, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers in theatre, opera and touring productions. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies in North America 2017. GET BEHIND THE MAGIC Our unique program focuses on theatrical design, production and stage management – in the U.S. and internationally. You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of the cultural and practical differences in theatre production, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers in theatre, opera and touring productions. We may be small, but our opportunities are big. In fact, our theatre program rivals what you’d find at a conservatory. Our international theatre production students stage dozens of campus and community productions. They interact with renowned designers, directors, playwrights and choreographers from the U.S. and countries like Scotland, Estonia, Ireland, Mexico and England. They travel each year to the United States Institute of Theatre Technology conference so our students can make contacts with employers and companies from all over the United States. They land incredible internships with theatre companies, and they study abroad. Here, you’ll be part of a family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships. Our distinguished professors will bring out the best in you from the moment you arrive on campus until you graduate. They will become personally invested in your success. On campus, you’ll study and work in top-notch facilities with the latest equipment. The Freed Center for the Performing Arts includes a 550-seat proscenium theatre, a 132-seat studio theatre, rehearsal rooms, scenic and costume shops, smart classrooms, and a computer lab. Let’s be real; international theatre production is a competitive field. It won’t... [-]

MFA in Directing

University of Montana
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Missoula

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in directing is a three-year graduate program that is centered on the director as an artist-practitioner who guides and manages the integration of diverse elements of theatrical technique and expression. The training of the director is a process of developing in the student a broad perspective of storytelling and dramatic action through the practice and study of... [+]

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in directing is a three-year graduate program that is centered on the director as an artist-practitioner who guides and manages the integration of diverse elements of theatrical technique and expression. The training of the director is a process of developing in the student a broad perspective of storytelling and dramatic action through the practice and study of production concept, collaboration with other theatre artists, examination of criticism and performative theory, and emphasis on developing a coherent individual aesthetic. The directing student will experience an intense first-year cohort experience with other MFA graduate students that will focus on techniques and principles in the service of communicating story and character through dramatic action and concept. The curriculum is designed with preparation for and realization of directing projects based on these principles. Typically each director creates a short independent directing project in the first year of study and then directs a supported production each of the ensuing two years of residency. In addition, the program develops students as teachers and utilizes teaching and the development of teaching pedagogy to further develop the student’s understanding of his/her own craft and theory. Teaching assistantships are available to qualified applicants who have been admitted to the graduate program. These are awarded annually on a competitive basis and are renewable depending on the candidate's progress and job performance and the instruction needs of the program. All applicants are considered for these awards. Students need not apply under separate cover. Teaching... [-]

Bachelor in Theatre and Musical Theatre

Birmingham-Southern College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Birmingham

At BSC, our theatre professors know that production skills are best learned through active participation in the classroom and on the stage. We place equal importance on learning and doing, and our students are well prepared for graduate work and for careers in professional and educational theatre... [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies in North America 2017. Bachelor in Theatre and Musical Theatre At BSC, our theatre professors know that production skills are best learned through active participation in the classroom and on the stage. We place equal importance on learning and doing, and our students are well prepared for graduate work and for careers in professional and educational theatre – or for whatever path they choose. As well as nationally-recognized performers, we regularly have theatre majors go on to become doctors, lawyers, arts administrators, educators, and more. Here’s what makes theatre special at BSC Our department is a small community of students and professors in love with what they are doing. They’ll help you find your passion, discover what you love to do, and develop your skills to their greatest potential. We complete four major productions each year and six to ten student-led productions. That means you’ll get plenty of opportunities to learn the entire process hands-on, including acting, set and lighting design, costumes, choreography, company management, and playwriting. Theatre students are active in productions throughout their four years at BSC; freshmen are encouraged to get involved as soon as they arrive on campus. Our unique January E-Term gives you four weeks to work on a theatre project, take an audition class, write a play, or explore something else that interests you. We offer a BA in theatre arts and a BA in musical theatre. Classes are provided for students interested in a career in the performing arts... [-]

Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts

Black Hills State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Spearfish Rapid City

Black Hills State University Theatre is a small program with big benefits, where the artistic process is as important as the final product. The program provides a student centered learning environment focusing on cultivating the collaborative skills, creativity and... [+]

Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts Black Hills State University Theatre is a small program with big benefits, where the artistic process is as important as the final product. The program provides a student centered learning environment focusing on cultivating the collaborative skills, creativity and professionalism necessary to pursue a career in theatre. Students will build a solid foundation from which they are prepared to attend graduate school or enter the job market. There are multiple staged productions through out the year that are open to the public. Two student organizations provide support to the theatre program: Theatre Society is open to all BHSU students Props and Liners, the oldest student organization at BHSU, is a Theatre Honorary Fraternity Career Opportunities Theater is made up of many areas of career specialization. These areas include (but are not limited to): acting, directing, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, makeup design, sound design, technical direction, stage management, and publicity. Each area of career specialization has its own set of required crafts. In addition, within each area of specialization are various trades, requiring specific sets of skills. These trades include: carpenters, scenic artists, property master, master electricians, light board operators, sound board operators, costume shop managers, tailors, deck managers and more. Each student has the opportunity to choose, and become proficient in, one area of career specialization and to acquire one or more set(s) of trade skills. This combination will enable the student to pursue career and job opportunities in community, college and professional... [-]

Bachelor in Drama Television Film

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The drama-television-film performance (DTF) major provides a foundation on which one can build experiences in professional, semi-professional or amateur DTF performances. T [+]

The drama-television-film performance (DTF) major provides a foundation on which one can build experiences in professional, semi-professional or amateur DTF performances. Through a variety of acting opportunities and experiences on the live theatre stage, in the television studio and on film location, the DTF Major strives to develop the intellectual, aesthetic and creative potential of students as well as prepare students for graduate studies.

Students majoring in DTF will experience the following

- Acting opportunities in main-stage productions, Showcase Theatre productions, student film and television projects - Designing makeup, costumes, sets and props - Building sets, costumes and props - Directing a scene for a film and a scene for the stage - Writing a script for a television series or a feature length film - Stage management and crew experiences for stage, television and film - Seminars with professionals in the areas of drama,television and film - Participation with Alpha Psi Omega (a national honorary dramatic society) - Audio production and voice-over opportunities ... [-]


Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts

Five Towns College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Long Island City

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional [+]

How much will this program cost me? - Tuition and fees: $78,040* - Books and supplies: $5,000 - On-campus room & board: $50,040 *The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change. International Scholarships International students accepted to Five Towns College are eligible to receive an international scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 USD per year. These scholarships are based on talent and/or merit and are renumerable based on the scholarship criteria set forth in the awards letter. These scholarships are awarded at both the undergraduate and graduate level. What financing options are available to help me pay for this program? Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. - Federal loans - Private education loans - Institutional financing plan How long will it take me to complete this program? The program is designed to take 4 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 4 years. *Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students. [-]