• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
Theatre majors at MTSU take center stage with hands-on production responsibilities in the theatre's main season. Students enter a comprehensive program that includes all areas of performance and design/technology, theatre in education, and dance. Theory and instruction are infused with a carefully crafted progression of hands-on experience and training. 
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Theatre students sharpen skills in trips around globe
  • MTSU Theatre prides itself on providing students with an abundance of opportunities outside the traditional classroom. Through international study, students visit and study in locations across the globe. The department leads an annual London Winter trip and provides regular trips to locations such as Ireland, Russia, Latvia, and Finland, as well as Honduras. On these trips, students gain additional training as they tour original productions, participate in workshops, or work with youth as they apply skills learned on campus. The London trip also includes stops at historic theaters.
  • Theatre majors are well trained for many careers, with graduates finding opportunities in professional or educational theatre, the entertainment industry, and related fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • THEA 1030 - Theatre Appreciation
  • THEA 2000 - Introduction to Theatre Studies
  • THEA 2110 - Stagecraft
  • THEA 2500 - Acting I
  • THEA 2510 - Acting for Non-Majors
  • THEA 3000 - Sound Design for Arts and Entertainment
  • THEA 3050 - Theatrical Design Concepts
  • THEA 3100 - Make-Up Techniques for Performers
  • THEA 3200 - Introduction to Costume for Arts and Entertainment
  • THEA 3300 - Scene Design
  • THEA 3310 - Theatrical Drafting: Theory and Technique
  • THEA 3400 - Lighting for Arts and Entertainment I
  • THEA 3500 - Stage Movement
  • THEA 3520 - Voice for the Actor I
  • THEA 3600 - Child Drama
  • THEA 3700 - Fundamentals of Play Directing
  • THEA 3800 - Introduction to Arts Management
  • THEA 3810 - Stage Management
  • THEA 3820 - Script Analysis
  • THEA 3910 - Internship in Theatre
  • THEA 4110 - Make-Up Design and Creation
  • THEA 4190 - Topics in Make-up for Arts and Entertainment
  • THEA 4230 - Advanced Costume Design for Arts and Entertainment
  • THEA 4280 - Topics in Costume for Arts and Entertainment
  • THEA 4290 - Problems in Theatre

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

General requirements for international applicants
  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form
For undergraduate admissions, submit the following to the International Admissions Office (Campus Box 120, Peck Hall 216, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA):
  • TOEFL - an official iBT score of 61 or above (173 or above cbt or 500 or above paper-based);
  • IELTS - an official score of 5.5 or above;
  • iTEP - an official score of 3.6 or above.
In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may submit the following:
  • ELS passing of Level 110 in place of the above examinations - applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 110.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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