48 months
27648 USD/year
27000 USD/year
10992 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The B.A. in Theatre from Western Kentucky University is a traditional Liberal Arts degree, designed to provide a solid foundation in all aspects of theatre while leaving some flexibility to pursue your own particular goals. 


You will need to combine it with a minor, or even a second major. The B.A. in Theatre from Western Kentucky University does not require an audition and is most appropriate for students who want the freedom to explore during their undergraduate years.  

What you'll study

The curriculum includes study in theatre history and theory, performance, design and production, and a number of performance or production lab credits earned through involvement in shows.  Ten hours of theatre electives allow you to further pursue whatever most interests you. B.A.  Theatre students will often combine their degree with a major or minor in Film, Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, or Arts Administration.  But really, you can combine your B.A. in Theatre with almost any other major or minor at WKU.  

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • University Experience: Performing Arts
  • Fundamentals of Theatre
  • World Theatre History
  • Topics in Drama
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Acting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Any student admitted to WKU may pursue the B.A. in Theatre degree.  No separate audition or interview is required.
  • A completed application (open WKU application for admission)
  • Minimum academic requirements: Freshmen: 2.5 GPA / Transfer:* 2.0 GPA
  • *Students with 24 or more earned hours of college credit
  • English proficiency requirements
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Official Academic Records from schools attended with grades and any degrees/diplomas/certificates received.  Should also include a literal English translation.
  • Financial Evidence of Support must be provided to obtain an I-20
  • Students transferring from within the US will need to fill out the Transfer-In Form

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    27648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13824 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    27000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5496 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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