What will I learn?

About the College

The College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences (CALS) mirrors the same arrangement of liberal arts that were assembled in the ancient Greek academy, where they reflected the higher concerns of free citizens, and the pursuit of which were understood to liberate the spirit.

It is this philosophy that we relay to the tremendous proportion of core class students we serve across the entire university. The influence of our college can be felt throughout—in the critical thinking skills and research acumen instilled in our students.

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance is dedicated to producing students prepared to succeed in all areas of theatrical and dance endeavor according to the standards of professional consensus, and also to bring about change in the conception and practice of the art.

Consistent with the goals and vision of a liberal arts education and the mission of the university and the College, the department seeks to utilize theatre and dance in order effect a permanent change in behavior as a reflection of growth and intellectual maturity. Ultimately, students participate in studies and activities, which place theatre in a broader understanding of the arts and the special role that the arts play in interpreting our history and society.

Major (68 hours)

THEA 1310 Introduction to Theatrical Design

THEA 2310 Costume Techniques

THEA 2320 Stagecraft & Lighting Technology

THEA 2359 IT for Theatre and Dance

THEA 3350 Voice & Movement

THEA 3360 Stage Management

THEA 3362 Directing I

THEA 4350 History of Theatre I

THEA 4351 History of Theatre II

THEA 4352 Dramatic Criticism

THEA 4364 Contemporary Theatre

ENGL 4324 Shakespeare

Or another 3000 or 4000 level course in ENGL

2 credit hours in DANC

Upper Level Elective in Theatre (3 hours)

Upper Level Open Electives (6 hours)

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$21,779.60 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

2801 South University Avenue,

Fine Arts, Suite 210,

LITTLE ROCK,

Arkansas,

72204, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to have TOEFL score of 525 on paper-based.

For international students

First-time freshmen students must have any high school and post-secondary school transcripts, accompanied by English translations. Minimum cumulative high school GPA: 2.5 out of 4.0. TOEFL: 525 Paper-based, 61 Internet-based; IELTS: 6.0.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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