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Avila University

48 months
29685 USD/year
21115 USD/year
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The Theatre program of Avila University offers focused classroom instruction coupled with hands-on experience. The program is designed for undergraduates who want stage time or who want to develop a diverse portfolio.


Casting and Design/Tech leadership positions are earned based on talent, not a student's year in school.  Thus, the same production experience exists for freshmen as for seniors.  Performers don't have to spend years waiting behind upperclassmen and Techies won't simply serve as faculty assistants.

The Theatre program of Avila University serves its students by recognizing students must have opportunities to try, fail, and try again.

Your Choice

Avila Theatre provides a pre-professional training program that allows choice. The BFA is for students wanting a specialized concentration in Acting, Musical Theatre, Directing/Producing, or Design, Technology & Management. The BA is for students wanting more broad-based training, who may anticipate teaching, or who may be considering a double major. These choices, combined with a caring faculty, give majors personalized attention and guidance to obtain degrees that best fit their needs.

Program Uniqueness

Avila is unique in that it offers specialized training in an extensive list of upper-division courses from which to choose, combined with a private liberal arts education. Small class sizes and personal attention are the standard at Avila. Specifically, Theatre is a program that provides a sense of community and purpose. Avila Theatre prides itself on promoting a nurturing, yet challenging working environment for every student. 

Often theatre students are labeled "actor" or "techie" and never have a chance to explore other areas. At Avila, students have the chance, if they wish, to work many jobs on both sides of the fence: acting and tech. With proper training, it is possible for a student to play the lead in one show and then design the set for the next. Theatre students often say that what they enjoy most about Avila is the opportunity to explore many aspects of theatre, allowing them to discover what hidden talents unfold.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Acting
  • Principles of Scene Work
  • Stagecraft
  • Stage Lighting
  • Stage Combat
  • Diction & Dialects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

  • High school grade point averages of 2.5 or above (4.0 scale)
  • ACT score of 20 or above or SAT score of 1020 (CRW+ Math) or above
  • For successful admission to the university, Avila strongly recommends that high school applicants complete 16 units of college preparatory coursework
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • If English is not the first language of your country and you do not have an English Placement Exam for undergrad courses, please pursue an English Language Learner program to prepare yourself for academic courses here at Avila University

Tuition Fee

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    29685 USD/year
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  • National

    21115 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21115 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Kansas City

980 - 1596 USD /month
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