• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
The Theatre program of the Southeast Missouri State University provides broad-based education and training in theatre and provides students flexibility to explore any and all aspects of the performing arts. The degree combines a theoretical and analytical approach to understanding theatre and has an emphasis on academic and experiential training.
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Overview

The Theatre program of the Southeast Missouri State University provides an excellent background to enter a career in professional theatre or to enter graduate school.

This program also allows students to combine theatre training with other disciplines to prepare them for careers not specifically in the theatre profession. For example, students may combine a B.A. in theatre with a minor in fine arts entrepreneurship to prepare for careers in administrative and management fields in theatre. Students might also combine a B.A. in theatre with a major in creative writing to prepare for careers such as playwriting or screenwriting. Another possibility is to double major in film/television production.

Students holding the BA in Theatre must demonstrate

  • The ability to think conceptually and critically about text, performance, and production.
  • An understanding of production processes, aesthetic properties of style, and the way these shape and are shaped by artistic and cultural forces.
  • An acquaintance with a wide selection of theatre repertory including the principal eras, genres, and cultural sources.
  • The ability to develop and defend informed judgments about theatre.
  • Ability in areas of performance and production appropriate to individual needs and interests.
  • An understanding of procedures and approaches for realizing a variety of theatrical styles.
  • Intermediate to advanced competence in one or more theatre specialization in creation, performance, or scholarship.

What You'll Do

  • Train with experienced faculty and staff in the areas of scenic design and painting, lighting and sound design, costume design, and construction. 
  • Prepare for rewarding careers as a professional capable of performing musical theatre 
  • Study and train in the beautiful River Campus, a multimillion dollar facility devoted to the visual and performing arts.
  • Benefit from an established program of collaboration with professional guest actors, directors, singers, casting agents, and designers.
  • Establish relationships with professional actors, directors, and singers through internships, outside auditions, master classes, artist residencies, theatre festivals, and a Senior Showcase in New York City.

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 include:

  • Rehearsal & Production
  • Makeup
  • Script Analysis
  • Acting
  • Stagecraft
  • Costume Construction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    5.5

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General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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