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Theatre, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Kirksville, MO, United States
When you pursue a Theatre major or minor at Truman State University, you work side-by-side with seasoned professionals, learning by doing — students perform, design, direct, choreograph, construct, circuit, paint, sew, write plays, research and more.
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Overview

Authentic Experience

Whether your passion is acting under the lights or tech work behind the scenes, you can learn it all by working on mainstage productions. Theatre productions are held in the Severns Theatre at Truman State University, which also serves as a classroom laboratory,  and the more intimate Black Box Theatre, which is used for many of the student-produced productions. Pursue your own ideas through our student-directed (and often student-written) lab shows and one-act plays. Gain valuable experience performing, building scenery, sewing costumes and managing all the fine details of a theatre production.

An Unusually Thorough Approach

Along with studio and practical courses in acting, design, tech, and directing, you take courses that trace the literature and history of western theatre from the ancient Greeks to America’s postmodern avant-garde. You come away with a clear sense of how theatre reflects its time and place, why theatre is central to an understanding of a given culture or period, and the varied effects of theatre on a community.

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:

  • Freshman Theatre Seminar
  • Acting
  • Public Speaking
  • Theatre Arts
  • Stage Makeup
  • Stagecraft
  • Writing as Critical Thinking
  • Acting : Advanced Scene Study

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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

  • One Page Essay — This essay must be an original work on behalf of the applicant.
    • English Proficiency Test Score
    • Original or Certified Copies of Transcripts from High School (and any college or university you have attended)
    • Certificate of Financial Support
    • Original or Certified Copies of Bank Documents Indicating Sufficient Financial Support
    • Copy of Passport biographical information page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15335 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15335 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15335 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15335 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7975 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7975 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kirksville

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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