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Theatre Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
La Verne, CA, United States
Theatre Arts program from University of La Verne offers an outstanding environment for both theatre education and production experiences. Beginning in their first year of study, students immerse themselves in significant performance and technical opportunities that teach every aspect in putting together dramas, comedies, and musical of all shapes and size.
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Theatre Arts program from University of La Verne presents a wide range of entertaining challenging, thought-provoking, and high-quality productions each season. There have been more than 60 in the past decade across number performance venues on the central La Verne campus: the Dailey Theatre mainstage, the Jane Dibbell Cabaret, and more.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Theatre Arts Department is to prepare undergraduate students to be self-sufficient theatre artists with comprehensive skills in performance, technical theatre, directing and/or management, as well as an understanding of theatre history and literature. 

Students will equip themselves to be productive members of a larger theatre community that includes both professionals and non-professional theatre practitioners.

Theatre majors will:

  • develop a working methodology for performance as an actor;
  • demonstrate a practical ability in technical areas of stagecraft and/or design;
  • respond critically to performances and works of dramatic literature;
  • exhibit an understanding of the role and methods of the theatrical director;
  • participate in the production of works for public presentation;
  • organize, rehearse and present a production as a principal creative artist;
  • see theatre as a means of speaking to a community and as a tool for social change; and
  • prepare to assume their own development toward professional work as a theatre artist.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The University of La Verne is on rolling admission. Applications received after the priority deadlines will be considered as space permits.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Acting for Anyone
  • Theatre, Acting, & Performance
  • Acting Studio
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Introduction to Stagecraft
  • Production Experience 
  • Lighting Design
  • Scene Design
  • Costume Design
  • Theatrical Directing 
  • Directing Studio 
  • Theatre and Stage Management

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 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission and Application Fee. Complete an application using the La Verne Application for Admission or the Common Application and submit the non-refundable $50 application fee or application fee waiver if you have one.
  • Personal Statement. The personal statement essay allows us to learn a little more about you. Essay topics can be found in the application.
  • Official High School Transcripts. Submit your transcripts to the Office of Admission. We will accept unofficial transcripts for admission consideration, but we will need final official transcripts directly from your school once you graduate.
  • Letter of Recommendation (Optional). One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor where you are currently enrolled or most recently attended. You can find recommendation forms in the application.
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores (Optional). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22350 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22350 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for La Verne

  • 1100 - 1600 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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