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Theatre and Film, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Theatre and Film major from Saint Joseph's University nurtures creative expression and technical know-how while fostering intellectual curiosity, understanding and cultural awareness, leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Film. Students choose a concentration in theatre, musical theatre or film within the context of a liberal arts education.
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Faculty members are accomplished professionals whose primary focus is to provide an excellent education that will develop students’ individual talents. Internships for course credit are available for juniors and seniors who wish to engage in hands-on professional experience, including participation in a summer internship program in Los Angeles. Recent internship experiences have included Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, Columbia Pictures in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, among others.


Possible career paths in Theatre and Film from Saint Joseph's University include professional performance, stage directing or managing; theatrical scenic, lighting and costume design; screen writing, directing and producing; and film editing and camera operating. Students are also prepared for graduate study in the discipline of their choice. But because the major develops creativity, technological acumen and analytic and organizational skills, students pursue careers in fields far beyond the boundaries of its disciplines.

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 included:
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Introduction to Film 
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Theater Design 
  • Theatre History 
  • Theatre Performance Practicum
  • Creative Producing 
  • Film Directing
  • Lighting, Camera and Design

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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

We require a high school diploma or recognized equivalent for admission to Saint Joseph’s University. Standard secondary school coursework includes the following core subject areas:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics
  • 2 years of history
  • 2 years of a laboratory science
  • 2 years of a world language

Competitive applicants typically exceed the minimum requirements and have taken four years in all five core subject areas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 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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