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Theatre Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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 Students prepare to pursue theater careers in directing, education, dramaturgy, playwriting, drama therapy, or management, but regardless of specific professional training, the concentration provides the intellectual and academic rigor and imaginative excitement necessary to any liberal arts degree.  Students learn to make theater as a fundamentally collaborative story told among artists and community, and to investigate theater as a site of personal growth, healing, and social change. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The model is the “Renaissance” wo/man who wants to view theatre from a rich vantage point, poised to comment and act in the world.  We believe that this kind of training prepares the student to become the ideal global good citizen, engaged with theater as a means of ritual and democratic conversation, and focused on full inclusion of all cultures and identities.


We aim to:

  • Provide classroom and production training in how to use genre and form to help conceive a project from text to performance.
  • Synthesize theory, analysis, and research through dramaturgy, the art of structuring the theater event as a collaboration with the play’s constituents and community. 
  • Train students to write analytically and clearly about the place and role of the theater event in its community.
  • Investigate theatrical storytelling as a ritual, mythic medium, as well as a site of social change and political engagement.
  • English Language Requirements

    You need the following IELTS score:

    • 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.

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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 2

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    General Requirements

    • Complete a high/secondary school curriculum which totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, and earn a graduation diploma or certificate.
    • Submit official high school transcript (academic record), showing all courses with grades or marks, and graduation diploma or certificate. Official transcript must be in the original language of issue. Submit certified English translations for non-English documents.
    • Submit official verification of English proficiency except where English is the applicant's native language and has attended for at least three years’ full time at an institution where English was the principal language of instruction.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      5742 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2871 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      5742 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2871 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Rohnert Park

    • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
      Living Costs

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