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Theatre, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
The B.A. in theatre program 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.

Overview

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.

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Makeup
  • Acting
  • Costume Construction
  • Theatre History

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

  • Apply for Admission
  • Submit Housing Contract
  • Register for First STEP Orientation
  • Apply for Financial Aid

Tuition Fee

  • International

    438 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 438 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    438 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 438 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    247 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 247 USD per credit 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.
  • Missouri Residents: $247.25
  • Nonresident Residents:$438.50

Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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