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Theatre, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Knoxville, TN, United States
The Department of Theatre from University of Tennessee Knoxville offers a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre with concentrations in Acting, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, and Sound and Media Design.  The Department has a full-time faculty of thirteen. 

Overview

All faculty members are practicing professional artists as well as dedicated teachers.  Seven faculty members teach acting, directing, and history and literature of the theatre, while six teach design and technology.  A senior lecturer, a lecturer, and several resident artists of the Clarence Brown Theatre also teach, act, direct, and otherwise participate fully in the work of the Department.  Further complementing the faculty at University of Tennessee Knoxville, two eminent scholars of dramatic literature from the English Department contribute as adjunct faculty in Theatre.

In the Theatre BA program, there are 75-100 majors and minors from year to year.  In the MFA programs, six design graduates are recruited every other year, in even-numbered calendar years:  two in costume design, two in lighting design, and two in scenic design.  In Fall of 2018, our first MFA Sound and Media Design student also joined the program.

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:

  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Acting 
  • Fundamentals of Costume Design and Technology
  •  Fundamentals of Scene Design and Technology
  • Play Analysis
  • Advanced Acting
  • Stage Movement
  • Fundamentals of Musical Theatre
  • Voice and Speech for the Stage Actor

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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  • Minimum required score:

    523

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General Requirements

  • Step 1: Complete and submit an application: Apply to UT beginning August 1 by becoming a VIP (Vol in Progress) or through the Common Application.
  • Step 2: Have your high school/or college send us official transcripts electronically (PDF) or mail them: If you have completed any high school course work outside the United States, it might be necessary to have an evaluation of your transcript 
  • Demonstrate English proficiency: Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Submit financial documentation (F-1 or J-1 visa status).
  • Submit a copy of the photo page of your international passport.
  • Apply for an appropriate US visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31684 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31684 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13264 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 USD/month
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