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Theatre, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Reading, OH, United States
In Theatre we tell stories by pretending to be the characters in the story. And we work to reach out to each person individually and collectively in the audience and remind her that we’re all human together.
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Theatre done well constructs community.

Studying and experiencing theatre also can prepare you for life. Theatre majors develop the critical thinking skills, creativity, communication skills, deadline skills, and group-work skills that all employers want -- both in and out of show business.

As a theatre major at Alvernia University, you’ll experience first hand the challenges and rewards of theatre production and performance. You’ll build relationships with your peers and learn how to solve problems and improvise. You’ll develop the skills of time management and establishing priorities while gaining a valuable, well rounded education.

In the Alvernia tradition, you’ll also learn the importance of diversity of thought, faiths and cultures, and be challenged to shape and transform the world as a working professional, concerned citizen and caring member of the greater community.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Creativity Workshop
  • Introduction to Acting
  • Theatrical Production and Design
  • Directing for the Stage
  • Theatre History
  • Theatre History II
  • Behind the Curtain
  • Arts Operations
  • Senior Production Workshop
  •  Intermediate Acting
  • Computer-Assisted Design
  • Behind the Curtain 
  • Modern Drama
  • Shakespeare: Histories and Comedies
  • Shakespeare: Tragedies and Romances
  • Drawing I
  • Color and Design
  • Art Appreciation
  • Art: Prehistoric through Middle Ages
  • Art: Renaissance to Present
  • Introduction to Music
  • Music Theory
  • Multicultural Music
  • Broadway Musicals
  • Women in the Arts
  • Music History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 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

Students seeking admission to Alvernia University may apply any time after

completion of the junior year in high school. All candidates should submit the


  • 1. Application for admission
  • 2. $25 non-refundable application fee
  • 3. Official secondary school transcripts or record of equivalency
  • 4. Official SAT or ACT scores
  • 5. Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • National

    32840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32840 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Full-Time (12-17 credits/semester)- 2017-2018 Tuition

Living costs for Reading

  • 1015 - 1680 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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