Degrees in Theatre

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The following degrees are available:

B.A. in Theatre
B.F.A. in Acting
B.F.A. in Musical Theatre
B.F.A. in Design & Technology for Theatre
B.F.A. in Costuming for Film & Theatre

Classes are taught by Resident Faculty of Brenau University, University of North Georgia, and by our exciting roster of Professional Guest Artists. We believe that the strongest theatre artist is one who has a rich liberal arts education and a working knowledge of all aspects of theatre production and theory.

 

Theatre (B.A.)

Requirements and credit hours | Complete Program Plan

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in theatre is a 120 hour degree program which includes 43 credit hours of theatre coursework and 21 credit hours of elective courses. Students will receive instruction in acting, directing, stagecraft, voice and diction.

Acting (B.F.A.)

 Requirements and credit hours | Complete Program Plan

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Acting is a 120 hour degree program which includes a 75 credit hour core and 9 theatre elective hours.  Students will complete studies in both the practical and performative arts of acting.

Musical Theatre (B.F.A.)

Requirements and credit hours | Complete Program Plan

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in musical theatre is a 120 hour degree program which includes a 46 credit hour core, 10 credit hours in dance and 16 credit hours in music. Students with a background in musical theatre can find many employment opportunities in summer stock, repertory, opera and children’s theatre companies, or in any other regular theatre group that may periodically do musicals.

Theatre Design & Technology (B.F.A.)

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The degree program consists of a one hundred twenty (120) semester hour sequence designed to meet the educational employment requirements of workers in theatrical design and the entertainment technology industry. The degree program focuses on application, as well as theory, with firm scholarly foundation and an intensive hands-on approach to learning.

Costuming for Film & Theatre (B.F.A.)

Requirements and credit hours | Complete Program Plan

The BFA in Costuming for Film and Theatre is designed to give the students a well-rounded costume education. There is a core that introduces the students into all areas of theatre plus a foundation in history from theatre and fashion.  The BFA will also give elements of costuming for film and how that differs from theatre.  With a budding film industry in Atlanta, this degree will allow for students to explore a nearby market. Students are able to place more focus into design or technology plus tailor courses to their individual needs. The degree focuses on application and theory. Hands-on learning will occur not just in the courses, but also in the costume shop, computer lab, and theatre productions within the department.

 

Scholarship Information & Audition Requirements:

Scholarships ranging from $1500 to full tuition are available in the theatre program. Students auditioning for scholarships should be in the process of applying to Brenau and must be declared theatre majors.

Please click HERE to see our Auditioning for Theatre page for audition dates, information, and requirements.

Auditions are for scholarship consideration only and are not mandatory for admission to the theatre program.

Contact the Chair of Theatre at 770.534.6264 or email at ademling@brenau.edu for scholarship appointments.

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, +1-770-534-6299 or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, +1-770-534-6100 or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100