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Theatre, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #55 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
Vanderbilt’s Department of Theatre offers a vital center of innovative scholarship, teaching, creative expression, and exploration. The study of theatre introduces students to a major form of literature and performing arts, thereby developing a familiarity with one of the greatest cultural heritages and an understanding of human behavior as it is reflected throughout the ages.
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Overview

Theatre uniquely shapes perceptions about life into an active experience. Because this process encourages critical thought and discussion, the Department provides a singular and important aspect of a liberal arts education through its production season and coursework. Viewed as a practical extension of the Department’s curriculum, shows are produced in Neely Auditorium, a laboratory where students learn to form creative expressions as well as to evaluate and critique them.

On one level, the Department of Theatre helps the general liberal arts student develop reasoned standards of criticism and an understanding of the intimate correlation between the theatre and the society which it reflects, preparing Vanderbilt graduates for successful careers in theatre as well as other fields of interest. For its major and minors, the Department provides a more detailed and specialized study of the major components of theatrical endeavor, allowing opportunities for the practical application of coursework in the productions staged at the theatre. In many cases, the Department helps to prepare students with professional aspirations as either artists or teachers for future training and education in their specialized area of interest.

The Department is closely linked with Vanderbilt University Theatre, a student organization which supports the department by recruiting crews and actors, as well as publicizing productions. Each year, more than one hundred different students participate on some level in the various productions throughout the year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theatre History and Criticism
  • Theatrical Design History
  • Scenic and Lighting Design
  • Acting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

You may apply using either the Common Application or the Universal College Application. Select one application method and submit all materials through that method; do not submit both. All parts of the application should be submitted by the published deadlines.

  • All required parts of either the Common Application or the Universal College Application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Standardized Test Results: SAT or ACT with Writing
  • Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

We make three important commitments to U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens to ensure that students from many different economic circumstances can enroll at Vanderbilt:

  • First:  Since talent and promise recognize no social, cultural, economic, or geographic boundaries, our admissions process is need-blind for U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens. 
  • Second: Vanderbilt will meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need. 
  • Third:  Financial aid awards do not include loans. Instead of offering need-based loans to undergraduate students, Vanderbilt offers additional grant assistance. This does not involve income bands or "cut-offs" that impact or limit eligibility.

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