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Theatre Arts, Bachelor

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Essex, MD, United States
By studying the Theatre Arts program from Gordon College you will join a community of servant-leaders using the stage to bring truth and light to the world. Through study, practice, and engagement with the artistic process, theatre arts students learn every facet of production—costume and set design, sound and lighting, directing, stage management, running crew and acting. 
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Why study the Theatre Arts program from Gordon College?

At Gordon, finding your light is more than a stage direction: It’s a journey you take to discern how your passion coincides with the world’s needs—and to create your career at that intersection. Alongside faculty mentors and fellow students, you will explore the depth and power of theatre. Working in our unique black box theatre designed by world-renowned architect Iain Mackintosh, you will grow into a dynamic communicator and artist.

What careers can I pursue with a theatre major?

As a theatre arts student, you’ll gain essential experience preparing you for work in commercial or nonprofit settings. You’ll also know how to remain calm in incredibly stressful situations, take risks and accept criticism—all of which are valuable assets in any career, including:

  • Stage management
  • Performance
  • Production management
  • Set, costume and lighting design
  • Lighting hang and focus
  • Teaching
  • Playwriting
  • Drama therapy
  • Entrepreneurship 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theatre Hour
  • Technical Production 
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Fundamentals of Acting
  • Theatre History: Aeschylus to Zola
  • Theatre History: 20th-Century
  • Directing
  • Senior Seminar

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Schedule your admissions interview

Your admissions interview may be conducted by phone or Skype. The interview gives us a chance to get to know you better. To schedule an interview, email your admissions counselor three dates and times that are convenient for you. 

  • The $50 application fee has been waived for international applicants.
  • Send us your reference

Academic Reference

If you provided an email address for your academic references on your application, the Academic Reference form will be sent directly to that person. 

  • Mail your scores

a. Your official academic records

These must be received from all secondary school(s). 

b. Your SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38650 USD/year
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  • National

    38650 USD/year
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Living costs for Essex

  • 1369 - 2320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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