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Theatre Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Greenville, SC, United States
By providing extensive onstage and offstage training, the Theatre Arts program offered by Furman University develops well-rounded artists who are prepared for any role. 
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Overview

We produce four Main Stage performances each year, as well as a number of smaller student-produced experiences to which the entire campus and Greenville community are invited. The Theatre Arts program at Furman University ranges from modern to classical, comedy to tragedy, musical to non-musical. Our students collaborate with faculty and get involved in every aspect of the production, from costumes to set design, management to promotion, lighting to sound.

Career Opportunities

Want to know where a theatre arts degree can take you? The answers may be farther reaching than you can imagine.

Studying theatre arts at Furman will give you the foundation to go anywhere in the entertainment industry. Our program produces a number of professional actors, and our graduates are also producers, costume designers, set designers, lighting and sound specialists, and theatre professors. Alumni from our program are working in TV, movies, on and off Broadway theatres, and regional theatres around the country, and in higher education.

Best of all, you’ll discover that a liberal arts degree is in high demand when you graduate. In addition to enhancing your technical skills, you’ll leave Furman knowing how to think critically, communicate effectively, learn deeply, see things from multiple perspectives, and evaluate and create collaboratively. These are skills that can be applied to any career and it’s part of the reason our graduates are so successful.

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:

  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Stagecraft
  • Costume Crafts
  • Acting
  • Theatre History I

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    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:

    6.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • Choose an application plan
  • All students may complete and submit the Common Application online. There is a $50 application fee
  • Submit your school report
  • Submit your high school transcript - A strong college preparatory course of study is essential. At minimum, it must include four years of English, algebra I and II, geometry, three years of social studies, at least three years of natural sciences, and two years of the same foreign language
  • Participate in an Optional Interview
  • Submit standardized test scores (optional) - The Admission Committee believes that your potential for success cannot be determined solely by standardized test scores
  • Schedule an interview if you are home-schooled (only for national students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greenville

  • 1083 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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