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Theatre Arts B.A., B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


You'll work alongside theatre pros, both in class and on the set, while earning a top-notch theatre degree that covers acting, writing, directing, technical theatre and everything in between.

Our theatre program stages professional-quality productions in a brand-new, $20 million USI Performance Center (opened in Spring 2015) with state-of-the-art design studios and production shops. What's more, as a theatre major at USI, you'll have the chance to:

  • Get professional experience through the Repertory Project, USI's partnership with New Harmony Theatre which allows students to perform alongside union actors from New York and elsewhere.
  • Earn Actor's Equity points that give you a head start on a professional theatre career.
  • Work on theatre productions as a freshman, instead of waiting years for a chance.
  • Take all your performing arts classes with experienced faculty (never graduate students).
  • Belong to a supportive, tight-knit community of talented theatre majors.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Theatrical Production 
  • Theatre Laboratory I 
  • Fundamentals of Acting
  • Theatre Laboratory II 
  • Production Technology 
  • Costume Technology
  • History of Theatre

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Each freshman applicant is reviewed on an individual basis and is evaluated on the following areas from his/her high school transcript:

  • four years of English
  • three to four years of laboratory science
  • three years of social studies
  • three to four years of mathematics

The Admission Committee also considers:

  • SAT and/or ACT composite scores
  • academic achievement (grade point average, class rank, coursework)
  • extra-curricular involvement
  • recommendations from counselors

Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    234 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 234 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evansville

  • 1213 - 2020 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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