What will I learn?

As an undergraduate student pursuing a major or minor in theater arts degree at Duquesne, you’ll enjoy a number of distinctive benefits:

A holistic, liberal arts approach to the study of theater. This means you’ll get a well-rounded education in the many aspects of theater, from studying the literature of the plays themselves, to developing skills needed both backstage in production and on stage as an actor.

A supportive learning environment that includes small classes, one-on-one mentoring and the chance to work on independent projects.

The opportunity to get involved in student productions of the Red Masquers, Spotlight Musical Theater and the Medieval and Renaissance Players—starting your freshman year! The Summer Company, Exhalations Dance Troupe and Encore Show Choir provide additional campus performance opportunities.

The four-year B.A. program encourages students to examine and experience the relationship between drama as literary artifact and drama as performance. Students learn the skills necessary to translate the written word into a living, breathing, dynamic art.

By working with the technical side of dramatic presentation, students develop invaluable problem-solving skills, build leadership qualities and learn to work successfully in a team environment. You learn skills that keep you calm in a crisis, keep your mind flexible, make you versatile and courageous, and train you to have a critical eye.

As in all liberal arts programs, students develop flexibility of mind, clarity and precision in written and oral communication, and an ability to negotiate an ever more complex world.

Which department am I in?

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$38,178.00 per year
Start date

26 August 2019


McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts



15282, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL with a minimum score of 575(paper-based)and a computer-based score of 233.

For international students

To be considered for admission you must have graduated from a secondary school recognized as an acceptable equivalent to a U.S. high school and you must demonstrate a record of acceptable academic success.

In general, undergraduate applicants are expected to obtain the U.S. equivalent of a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) for most majors.

A score of 70 on the iBT (internet-based TOEFL), a 525 on the PBT (paper-based International TOEFL), a 6.0 on the IELTS, or a 75 on the MTELP (Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency) administered by Duquesne University AND a score of 5 out of 6 on the Duquesne University Writing Placement Test.

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