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Theater, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Theater production is both a fine art and a technical craft. A great performance depends on the dramatic presence of its actors, the vision of its director, the creativity of its set- and costume-designers and precision of its stage technicians.

Our BA in Theater will prepare you in all areas of theater performance and production — from acting, directing and playwriting, to stage managing, design and arts administration.

Our BA in Theater is purposefully designed with a great deal of flexibility early on. It encourages you to explore all areas of theater. In the final two years of the program, you will be asked to focus your goals into one or two specific areas. During this time, you will take advanced level courses in your area, participate in professional internships and complete an individualized senior capstone. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date The deadline for freshman applications for Fall admission is February 1. Undergraduate Spring Semester Entry: 15 November.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Stagecraft
  • Acting I
  • Directing for the Theater
  • World Theater History & Dramatic Literature I
  • Design for the Theater
  • World Theater History & Dramatic Literature II
  • Comparative Drama/ Play Analysis
  • Playwriting
  • Internship in Theater Administration, Production, Performance, Education or Theater and Community
  • Drafting & Rendering for Theater
  • Theater Seminar
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design for the Theater
  • Costume Design
  • Theater Administration
  • Theater Practice III 1
  • Improvisational Acting
  • Voice and Movement
  • Acting for Film/TV
  • Acting for Classical Stage
  • Advanced Voice and Movement
  • Advanced Directing
  • Musical Theater Performance
  • Dance for the Musical Theater
  • Advanced Acting
  • History and Dramatic Literature of the Contemporary Theater
  • Modern Drama

                                                              English Language Requirements

                                                              This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                                                              Academic Requirements

                                                              General Requirements

                                                              • High School Transcript
                                                              • A personal essay on a topic of particular meaning and interest to you should tell us who you are, and speak to your values, goals, and aspirations as a student
                                                              • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or others reflect your dedication and work ethic
                                                              • 4 years of English
                                                              • 3 years of mathematics (4 for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Physician Assistant applicants)
                                                              • 3 or more years of science (4 years required for applicants to the Schools of Nursing and Health Sciences)
                                                              • 2 years of social science and foreign language
                                                              • 3 academic electives

                                                              Tuition Fee

                                                              • International

                                                                46790 USD/year
                                                                Tuition Fee
                                                                Based on the original amount of 46790 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                                              • National

                                                                46790 USD/year
                                                                Tuition Fee
                                                                Based on the original amount of 46790 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 Hamden

                                                              • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
                                                                Living Costs

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