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Theater Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Glenside, PA, United States
Immerse yourself into the study of theater within a broader context of culture and society in an interdisciplinary program suitable for graduate study, and for a wide spectrum of careers within the entertainment industry including theater, television, and filmmaking.
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  • The Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts is a vital and vibrant major for those who are dedicated to theater and seeking preparation for a wide range of career options in the field. This degree combines performance training (all the same courses as B.F.A. students) with courses in design, playwriting, stage management, directing, dramaturgy or theater for young audiences.
  • As a Theater Arts major, you will take an interdisciplinary approach to the art form: encountering theater as part of a broader exposure to the study of culture and society—in keeping with the philosophy of a liberal arts education.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree candidates are full participants in the activities of the program, meaning you are eligible to enroll in all the same courses and to audition for the same Arcadia Theater productions as BFA candidates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Actor's Instrument 
  • Voice and Speech II 
  • Improvisation
  • Theater History
  • Script Analysis
  • Acting: Scene Study

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

  • Application
  • Transcripts. Official High School Transcripts (in English )
  • Test Scores. International students must submit either SAT/ACT or Proof of English language proficiency
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Declaration of Financial Support.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Glenside

  • 1000 - 1500 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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