• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

What students learn in the classroom they apply in our award-winning productions. Since faith is integrated into the curriculum, our program produces professionals who model Christ in the theatre world.

Why study Theatre at California Baptist University?

  • Our program gathers weekly for Community Time. During these times the students and faculty worship together in song, scriptural devotions, prayer and times of sharing. We use this time to invite Christian theatre professionals, two or three times each semester, to share their experiences. 
  • All CBU students are encouraged to participate in our productions. Students work with faculty and staff on all aspects of production including set design, costumes, lighting and sound design, stage managing and even assistant directing. This creates a truly collaborative environment where students grow and flourish.

 

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: 

  • Fundamentals of Stagecraft
  • Makeup for Stage and Screen
  • Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting
  • Play Structure and Analysis
  • Production Practicum:Performance
  • Production Practicum:Performance

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Application.
  • Application Fee: Pay a non-refundable US $45 application-processing fee as part of the online application. 
  • Official Transcripts: Send us the official sealed copies of all academic records (including transcripts, mark sheets and grade reports, as well as graduation certificates, diplomas and/or completion certificates) from secondary schools, showing dates of attendance, courses taken and grades received. 
  • Essay: Submit a personal statement (minimum 3–5 paragraphs) responding to the following question: "What interests you the most about CBU and how can our programs, faculty, and location help you achieve your future goal?"
  • English Requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34918 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34918 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34918 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34918 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

Ambassador’s Scholarship (Incoming Freshmen)

  • $12,000 per year
  • 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA and above
  • 1000 SAT or 20 ACT
International Transfer Scholarship (Incoming Domestic Transfers)
  • $8,000 per year
  • 3.3 GPA and above
Need-Based Grants 
  • Global Initiatives Grant – Up to $10,000 per year
  • Grant based upon financial need as determined. International financial aid application required.

Drama Scholarships

Music - Vocal, Instrumental and Piano Performance Scholarships

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