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Theatre, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1262 (BCR) Fort Worth, TX, United States
Pursue professional theatre training in a liberal arts environment.Follow your passion in a major metropolitan area that is a vibrant center for the arts. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex boasts outstanding professional theatre companies many of which offer internships to Theatre from Texas Christian University students as well as superior museums and performances in music and dance.
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You’ll get a broad-based education to prepare you for a career in professional theatre and more. Build on your talent and your future as you develop your analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration and creativity.

Choose from BFA specializations in acting, musical theatre, all areas of design, technical production and theatre studies. We also offer a broad-based BA degree in Theatre, open to all Texas Christian University students.

Besides the flexibility of pursuing either a BA or a BFA, the opportunities for real-world experience and collaboration at Texas Christian University are a major plus. 

The department maintains close relationships with area professional theatres, connecting students with internships and stage experience. Every year, our students make valuable connections working as actors, production assistants, educators, front office and box office personnel, set designers, stage managers and technicians.

Career Prospects

When you graduate from Theatre program, you’ll join an impressive network of Theatre Texas Christian University alumni who work across the nation in professional and academic theatre, including graduates who have garnered roles as actors and choreographers on Broadway, major regional theatres, and national tours; as stage managers; as voice actors; as designers and production technicians for cruise line productions; and as theatre educators.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Stagecraft
  • Directing
  • History of Costume
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • Voice and Speech

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Essay
  • Counselor Evaluation/Recommendation
  • Teacher Evaluation/Recommendation
  • SAT or ACT Scores (optional)
  • English Proficiency (International Applicants Only)
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Early Decision Agreement (Early Decision Applicants Only)
  • Optional Application Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Worth

  • 1071 - 1680 USD/month
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