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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts is designed to provide training for professional careers in theatre, dance, many of the other performing arts, graduate school, teacher certifications, or interdisciplinary/avocational interests in theatre and dance. Coursework is supported and enhanced by the hands-on nature of the department’s performance and production program. Students accomplish nearly all of the work on productions.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop sufficient ability in their area of specialty to be involved in the creation and presentation of public performances in the theatre.
  • Students will develop competence at thinking conceptually and critically about text, performance and production.
  • Students will demonstrate a foundational understanding of playwriting and production processes, aesthetic properties of style, and the way these shape and are shaped by artistic and cultural forces.
  • Students will demonstrate basic competence in the theater techniques of movement skills, voice skills, scenery and properties, costuming and make-up, lighting and sound, play development, leadership and organization for production– including intermediate to advanced competence in one or more areas of specialization in creation, performance, scholarship or teaching.
  • Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of the historical and cultural dimensions of theater, including the works of leading playwrights, actors, directors, and designers both past and present.
  • Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of a wide selection of theatre repertory including principal era, genres and cultural sources.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to develop and defend informed judgments about theatre.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal and Creative Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$16,944.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected May, September 2022

Start date

24 January 2022


College of Liberal and Creative Arts

1600 Holloway Ave,



94132, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school/ secondary school and have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in the 4.0 grading scale or B- average, and that you have, or will have, the equivalent of US high school completion.

For international students

Complete a secondary/high school curriculum that totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, be qualified to enter a university in your home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school. Have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in the 4.0 grading scale or B- average in academic courses completed after 9th grade.

TOEFL score of at least 61, IELTS score of at least 6.0 or PTE score of at least 45 is required.

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