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Theatre, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1121 (BCR) Fort Worth, TX, United States
Theatre at TCU offers growth and training in a supportive atmosphere, and the faculty includes a diverse and talented group of highly respected professional theatre artists, as well as accomplished and dedicated teachers. 


As a Theatre student, you’ll analyze and appreciate the arts and creative activity by understanding the theories and techniques of acting and production, and by producing and acting in a wide variety of theatre productions.

  • Experience Theatre by participating in four main stage and two studio productions each year.
  • Learn and perform in a complex that includes the landmark Buschman Theatre, a 175-seat proscenium theatre; the innovative Hays Theatre, a 199-seat thrust theatre; and the intimate 75-seat Studio Theatre.
  • Broaden your knowledge by having the unique opportunity to work as an actor, director, designer, and/or technician during your years of study.
  • Explore the connections TCU has with the professional theatre market in Fort Worth-Dallas by working as an intern, or by participating in joint productions between TCU and professional theatres like Casa Mañana, Circle Theatre, Jubilee Theatre, or Stage West. In the summer, many Theatre TCU students work for pay as actors and technicians at our critically
    acclaimed, professional Trinity Shakespeare Festival on campus.

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:

  • Art of the Theatre
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatre Graphics
  • Acting I: Introduction
  • Theatre Production
  • Theatre Performance

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Your application for admission
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • Your Essay
  • Counselor evaluation / recommendation (or secondary school report)
  • Teacher evaluation / recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • International students in schools where English is not the language of instruction may substitute the TOEFL or IELTS (unless requesting a scholarship).
  • Official college transcripts from each institution attended
  • Your Early Decision Agreement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46860 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46860 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Worth

  • 1071 - 1680 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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