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Theatre, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fairfield, CT, United States
The Theatre program at Fairfield University offers students a liberal arts education infused with the theoretical and everyday aspects of the theatre profession. The major offers a comprehensive education in the art and craft of theatre, and exposed students to its history, literature, theory, and criticism, while providing instruction in acting, directing, design, and technical theatre.
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Through this Theatre program, you have the benefit of being instructed by an energetic faculty and theatre professionals in acting, dance, design, directing, playwriting, production, and stagecraft.


Offered as either a major or a minor in the Theatre program, you learn the details necessary to produce a full production, alongside developing excellent written, verbal and artistic skills. Classroom theories are applied at Theatre Fairfield University .

A Theatre major prepares you for a multitude of careers. Our graduates have gone on to become industry experts as well as managers, lawyers, and educators.

Every other year, alumni from Theatre Fairfield, the University's resident theatre company, return to campus to share their insights on life after Fairfield. 

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 include:

  • Theatre
  • Acting
  • Theatre Management
  • American Drama
  • Theatre in Production
  • Stagecraft
  • Design for the Theatre
  • Costume Design
  • Stage Lighting

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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    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

  • Completed Common Application
    • Official secondary school transcript
    • Secondary school report form completed by your college counselor
    • Personal statement (Common Application Essay)
    • $60 application fee or official fee waiver
    • SAT or ACT results (If you choose to submit them). Please note that if you choose not to submit test scores, an admission interview is recommended. Refer to our Standardized Test Optional Policy for more details.
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is highly recommended if you have resided in the U.S. for fewer than three years and English is not your native language
    • Interview (optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fairfield

  • 1736 - 2740 USD/month
    Living Costs

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