• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Valdosta, GA, United States
Practitioners of theatre arts, whether they perform on stage or work behind the scenes, bring stories to life, entertain and inspire. The Theatre program of Valdosta State University is an all-encompassing program that embraces various aspects of theatre, including theatre performance, theatre production, musical theatre, and theatre management.
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Overview

The Valdosta State Difference

The Theatre program of Valdosta State University offers a BFA with emphases in Performance, Production, Musical Theatre and Theatre Management. Admission to the Musical Theater and Performance emphases requires an audition1 and acceptance to the emphasis is one step beyond acceptance to the University.

Students have many opportunities to develop their skills as the program offers a comprehensive season during the academic year with musicals, children’s plays, period pieces, and modern works.

The Theatre program also offers students a number of networking opportunities. In addition to Peach State, the program maintains a Pro-Conn Program (Professional Connections). Pro-Conn brings professionals to campus to give workshops, advice, and answer questions regarding the theatre industry. On a biennial basis, Pro-Conncoordinates field trips for students to major markets for workshops and networking opportunities.

What you'll learn

As a major in the Theatre program you will:

  • develop critical thinking, problem-solving, planning and organizational skills
  • learn teamwork.
  • Work with deadlines
  • Develop perseverance, self-discipline, and patience while developing physical stamina and creative abilities
  • strengthen and refine their acting, technical, management, and voice skills before entering the professional world.
  • develop a broad understanding of music, literature, history, and other arts to help interpret ideas and feelings in acting.
  • develop an understanding of music, costuming, and staging.

Careers

  • Acting Coach
  • Artistic Director
  • Arts Administrator
  • Arts Administrator
  • Box Office Manager
  • Casting Director
  • Company Manager
  • Costume Designer
  • Director
  • Drama Therapist
  • Dramaturgy
  • Film/Television Actor
  • Film/Television Actress
  • Lighting Designer
  • Music Director for Film/TV
  • Music Director for Film/TV
  • Playwright
  • Playwright
  • Producer
  • Publicist
  • Scenic Designer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Secondary School Drama Teacher
  • Set Decorator
  • Stage Actor
  • Stage Actress
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Theatre Director
  • Theatre Educator

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 Appreciation
  • Theatrical Design
  • Improvisation
  • Stage Dialects
  • Theatrical and Film Makeup
  • Technical Theatre and Stage Lighting

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

    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:

    550

    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

  • Complete the online application 
  • English Proficiency
  • Submit official transcripts from high school and/or all college(s) attended; only sealed, official academic records will be accepted
  • A completed Certificate of Finances statement guaranteeing that the student will have a minimum of $36,124.00 (for nine months) available for personal and educational expenses
  • Completed medical form. VSU requires that prior to registration all students present proof of two vaccines for measles and on for mumps and rubella; a tetanus booster within the last ten years; proof of disease or immunization for varicella (chicken pox); and, if under the age of 19 at time of enrollment, proof of hepatitis B series immunization
  • All international students must purchase the VSU medical insurance plan for students to cover the cost of medical treatment while in the United States
  • A copy of the student's passport/visa must be emailed to the Office of Admissions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2185 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Valdosta

  • 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.

Funding

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