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Theatre, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
Vanderbilt University’s Theatre program offers students a variety of experiences in innovative scholarship, teaching, creative expression, and cultural exploration. 
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Overview

The study of Theatre offered by Vanderbilt University, in our classrooms and on our stage, provides students with applied knowledge in historical and contemporary performance practices, skills in the analysis of dramatic literature, and engagement in performance as a cultural product. As a community-oriented art form, theatre shapes our perceptions of ourselves and the world in which we live. 

Key facts

  • As a vital component to a liberal arts education, theatre studies encourage critical thought and discussion with both the Department’s production season and coursework. The shows produced in Neely Auditorium are a practical extension of the Department’s curriculum; our theatre space is 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, preparing Vanderbilt graduates for successful careers in the commercial and nonprofit entertainment industries, as well as many other professions. 
  • 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 our productions. The Theatre Department prepares students for entry into a variety of disciplines, depending on the students’ specialized areas of interest.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • 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

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 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

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