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Theatre, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #380 (QS) Winston-Salem, NC, United States
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Wake Forest University offers students an exceptional education in theatre and dance, and plays an integral role in the Wake Forest community.
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Key Features

We are a creative and collegial department that values close working relationships between students and faculty, that sees the arts as integral to a liberal arts education, and that prizes intellectual discipline as well as free thinking and expression.  We aspire to create exceptional artist/scholars, exploring through classes and productions intersections of theatre and dance with other realms of study, and giving expression to humanity’s foremost social and intellectual concerns.  We promote inclusivity, intellectual curiosity, innovation, dialogue, and problem-solving skills. And we believe that artistic commitment, personal development, responsibility to one’s community, and academic rigor can all coexist.

Each season, the department mounts four subscription series productions, two dance concerts, and numerous student-directed and designed pieces. Students in the Theatre program at Wake Forest University learn through work on productions—whether in the rehearsal hall or shop–as well as through classwork in acting and directing, dance technique, choreography, design, playwriting, voice and movement, history, dramatic literature, performance art, theatre education, and technical theatre.

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:
  • Introduction to the Theatre
  • Dynamics of Voice and Movement
  • Acting
  • Introduction to Design & Production
  • Theatrical Scene Design
  • Costume & Makeup Design 
  • Lighting
  • History of Western Theatre
  • Directing

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • International student applicants are required to submit a $65 application fee.
  • Certified transcripts are required from each secondary school, college or university attended. A record of at least four years of schooling is needed in order to evaluate the application. 
  • All international students whose first language is not English are required to submit either a TOEFL or an IELTS score. The official score reports should be sent directly to Wake Forest from the testing institutions.
  • Wake Forest does not require applicants to submit an SAT or ACT score in the admissions application. If submitting scores, score reports must be sent directly from the testing organizations.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Winston-Salem

  • 864 - 1410 USD/month
    Living Costs

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