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Theatre, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
The mission of the University of Oklahoma Helmerich School of Drama is to educate theatre artists, scholars and teachers, preparing them to enter their professions with a knowledge of evolving industry standards; to perpetuate Theatre art by encouraging and nurturing the development of new artistic endeavors.
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Overview

Overview

We offer theatre training in a conservatory-style environment while still offering the advantages of a liberal arts education from a nationally renowned university.

  • The Acting degree is for the undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career as a performer in professional theatre, television, or film. 
  • Each year the program offers students multiple opportunities to work and design for realized productions within the Schools of Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance and Music. Typically students will begin designing for a theatrical production in their second year of the program and future design assignments will mirror the student’s progression within the design program. 
  • The Dramaturgy degree at the Helmerich School of Drama is an excellent foundation for the undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career and/or graduate studies in dramaturgy, theatre history, directing, or playwriting. 
  • The Stage Management program at University of Oklahoma offers in-depth, rigorous training in both the classroom and the theatre in order to prepare students for graduate studies or work in the professional world.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

    126-136

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Theatre Costume ConstructionStagecraft
  • Basic Stage Lighting
  • Makeup
  • Introduction to Acting
  • Character Study for the Actor
  • Introduction to Theatrical Design & Production
  • Introduction to Dramaturgy
  • Directing
  • Advanced Rehearsal and Production

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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