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Theatre Arts - Acting, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, PA,
The theatre arts major offers your the opportunity to develop your skills in acting, directing, dance performance, choreography, playwriting, children's theatre, technical production, scene design, costume design, lighting design, history, literature, and teaching. After completing our program, you will have the background that will enhance your ability to pursue either an advanced degree or a professional career.

About

The professionally trained instructors will guide you through a program which is not only educational but fascinating. A major or minor in theatre or dance can be one of the more exciting times in your life because it will develop communication and performing skills that will aid you no matter what career you finally decide to pursue. If theatre is what you want, then the California State University, Fresno Theatre Arts Department is ready to serve you.

The department regularly participates in the American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) and the American College Dance Festival (ACDF). Our students, faculty, and productions have been awarded many regional and national honors from both ACTF and ACDF.

The national and international award-winning Theatre Arts Department offers you educational preparation in all aspects of theatre and dance. Beside having the opportunity of being guided by an extensive curriculum and production schedule of more than 10 plays and several dance concerts, you will have the opportunity to study with guest professionals who participate in our program on a regular basis.

Accreditation

The Theatre Arts Department is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and holds memberships with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the California Educational Theatre Association, the California Alliance for Arts Education, and the United States Institute of Theatre Technology. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Dance
  • Physical Theatre
  • Balance BodyMind
  • University Dance Theatre
  • Modern Dance Technique
  • Modern Jazz Dance
  • Modern Jazz Technique
  • Ballet Technique
  • Music in Choreography
  • Creative Movement for Children
  • Musical Theatre
  • Portable Dance Troupe Company Class
  • Dance History

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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Academic Requirements

1.     Submit an online undergraduate application at CSU Mentor.

Also, a non-refundable Application Fee of $55 USD for undergraduate application can be paid by credit card. During online application OR mailed in the form of check, money order or wire transfer payable to The California State University, Fresno.

2.     Official English Proficiency Score Report (Institution Code: 4312)

Undergraduate: TOEFL - Minimum of 61 iBT (500 PBT with official score report), or

                          IELTS - Minimum of 6.0 Band Score, or
                          PTE Academic - Minimum 49, or
                          ELS Language Centers - Level 112, or
                          FLS International Language School – Level 16, or       
                          TLC The Language Company – Level 9, or
                          UCLA Extension - Level 6
                          Pearson's Test of English - 49

NOTE: Mail in an unofficial score report along with other required documents.

3.     Original or certified copies of Academic Credentials with literal English translation.  Any coursework presented after an offer of admission is made will not be considered for credit.

4.     Financial document (no older than 6 months) from sponsors showing the amount and source of support.

5.     A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport.

6.     Official admission test score report (ACT or SAT I) - if applicable
      For applicants who are currently studying in the US high schools without taking TOEFL or IELTS. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 372 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 372 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 347 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for California

  • 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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