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Theatre, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Elizabeth, NJ, United States
At Theatre program from Kean University, a shared passion for theatre unites a diverse group of students and an outstanding faculty. Our vibrant community will help you discover the best in yourself and others. Whether you want to perform, design, direct, teach or work in another area of the theatre, Kean can help you turn your talent into a life's work. 
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Graduates of the Theatre program from Kean University work as actors, directors, designers, technicians and educators in theatre programs and classrooms throughout the world, thrilling audiences and inspiring future generations of performers.

What You Learn

You benefit from a comprehensive liberal arts education while also receiving practical training that will prepare you to launch a career in the theatre.

  • Perform, direct and manage theatrical productions in the classroom and on stage
  • Design scenery, lighting, costumes, and sound to establish the world of the play
  • Work with Kean’s Equity theatre company in residence, Premiere Stages
  • Experience the best professional theatre in the world, a short train ride away in New York City
  • Explore the literature and historical traditions of the art of theatre, while expanding research and analytical skills
  • Develop the ability to think critically and creatively while working collaboratively and meeting deadlines
  • Hone communication and presentational skills both on stage and behind the scenes

You can also minor in dance and a get a solid foundation in modern, jazz and ballet techniques and theory.

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:
  • Creative Drama 
  • Theatre for Young Audiences 
  • Creating Plays for Children Travel Learn 
  • Children’s Theatre on Tour 
  • Contemporary American Regional Theatre
  • Contemporary British Theatre 
  • Summer Theatre Workshop

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.

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    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

  • Prospective students will need to submit an official high school transcript upon graduation to enroll at Kean. 
  • All applicants are required to submit an official high school transcript to be considered for admission. The transcript must indicate 16 college preparatory courses including (4) English, (3) Mathematics, (2) History, (2) Lab Sciences, (2) years of the same foreign language and (3) approved electives in social studies, science or mathematics. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19621 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19621 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19621 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19621 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12445 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12445 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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