• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Through its programs, the department seeks to provide the finest in undergraduate education by providing a professional curriculum that embodies defined objectives and comprehensive performance/production training. Students study both content (dramatic literature, theory and criticism, and theatre history) and process (acting, directing, musical theatre, design, and production).

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts  in theatre. Emphases are available in acting, musical theatre, design/technology and directing. 

A Minor in theatre is available to students who are interested in theatre, but are pursuing a PFW bachelor’s degrees in other subjects. Theatre Teaching certification is available through the School of Education.

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process using the vocabulary of the appropriate discipline.
  • Perform or create a work of personal expression and bring the work to fruition using applicable skills.
  • Articulate a reflective and critical evaluation of their own and other’s efforts using written and/or oral communication.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students outside of United States:

    • Fall - May 1
    • Spring - December 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acting
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatre Production
  • Introduction To Theatre
  • Voice for the Actor
  • Introduction to Theatrical Design
  • Introduction to Stage Management
  • Textual Analysis
  • Costume Techniques
  • Lighting Technology
  • Directing: Page to Stage
  • Theatre and Society

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.

General Requirements

  • High school GPA
  • Successful completion of a Core 40 diploma (for Indiana residents) or a strong college-prep curriculum
  • SAT or ACT exam scores
  • Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10143 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10143 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4224 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Wayne

  • 830 - 1270 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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