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Theatre, B.A.

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Chicago, IL, United States
 For the Theatre student, the major at Lewis University is designed for those interested in developing self-expression skills through performance or in pursuing a career or avocation in acting, directing, technical theatre, theatre design or management.
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Theatre, as an art form, has a responsibility to enlighten and inspire. For our audiences, and the education of our students, we present a selection of plays from diverse genres, styles, and cultures.

 Aware that a strong foundation in performance technical theatre, and front-of-house operations best prepares a student for work in the theatre, the department provides courses and practical experience in all areas. Emphasizing the collaborative nature of theatre production, students work closely with faculty and staff to gain an appreciation of the integrative process of theatre craft. Students in the baccalaureate program in theatre will actively participate in all aspects of play production. 

Upon graduation, the Theatre major from Lewis University will:

  • Identify the historical events and developments, which have influenced contemporary theatre and articulate the fundamental theories and conventions that helped shape it.
  • Demonstrate the fundamental skills and techniques required of a modern theatre practitioner: performer, designer, technician or manager.
  • Work in an environment of collaboration in a variety of production experiences.
  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to dramatic literature as it applies to production, performance, design or management.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Movement and Dance 
  • Text Analysis for the Theatre
  • Voice and Diction
  • Stage Technology
  • Makeup
  • Acting
  • Modern Drama
  • Props Practicum
  • Sound Practicum
  • Stage Management Practicum
  • Career Preparation Practicum

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements


  • Completed Application Form
  • Official high school transcript or GED score
  • ACT or SAT test results
  • $40 application fee
  • Although not required, Lewis encourages students to submit a personal statement or letters of recommendation to improve their admission possibilities.

International undergraduate applicants:

  • Undergraduate Application
  • Secondary School score report and graduation certificate
  • English Test Score Report (see more information below)
  • Copy of passport

Tuition Fee

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    33270 USD/year
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  • National

    33270 USD/year
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
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