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Theatre, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Orono, ME, United States
The B.A. in theatre includes coursework in not only the performing arts, but also in social and behavioral sciences, arts and humanities, natural sciences and mathematics. The program’s focus is on learning through active participation in all aspects of performance and production. 
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Overview

Many classes culminate in production and performance experiences, including acting, dancing, directing of original scripts, or staging of choreography. Students from other majors may minor in theatre or dance as part of their educational experience. The division has several performance facilities on campus, as well as rehearsal spaces and studios. Students have access to film- and video-editing equipment, professional audio equipment and a complete lighting inventory. Undergraduate study in theatre prepares students for graduate work in theatre and dance or in related fields of study. It also prepares students for theatre-related careers on and off the stage as teachers, actors, designers, dancers, directors, technicians, stage managers and producers. Others use their degree to enhance their success in education, business or legal professions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are strongly encouraged to apply by Dec 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introduction to Theatre
  •  Survey of Dramatic Literature
  •  Fundamentals of Acting
  •  Stage Makeup
  •  Introduction to Stagecraft
  •  Introduction to Stagecraft Laboratory I
  •  Introduction to Stagecraft Laboratory II
  •  Introduction to Costume Construction
  •  Introduction to Costume Construction Laboratory
  •  Design for Performance
  •  Fundamentals of Characterization
  •  Script Analysis
  •  Play Production
  •  Intermediate Acting
  •  Theatre Practicum, Technical
  •  Theatre Practicum in Acting
  •  Introduction to Performance Studies
  •  Topics in Theatre Technology
  •  Drafting for the Theatre
  •  Technical Direction
  •  Stage Management
  •  Topics in Theatre Design
  •  Lighting Design
  •  Scene Painting
  •  Voice and Speech for the Actor

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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

  • a completed application (either the Mobile Friendly App or the Common Application)
  • an official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores (waived for transfers with more than 12 completed credits or applicants age 20 and older)
  • official college transcripts for all attempted college coursework
  • an essay
  • a school recommendation (first-year applicants only)
  • an application fee of $40

Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • International Presidential Scholarship
  • International Flagship Scholarship
  • International Dean’s Scholarship
  • Maine Global Partner Scholarship
  • IEI Bridge Scholarship
  • IEI Discovery Scholarship

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