Our program is a studio-intensive course of study designed for students with a strong commitment to a professional career in performance, directing, design, teaching or theatre ministry. Our curriculum and facilities are contemporary and cutting-edge. As a theatre student, you’ll receive a well-rounded education with hands-on experience in all phases of backstage work.
Students in performance and design tracks have the opportunity to spend their final semester studying with Broadway and award-winning instructors in New York City through the Tepper Semester program. The ACU Theatre Senior Showcase is held each year in NYC playing to prospective agents, casting directors and other industry professionals.
All prospective students must audition and/or interview for tracks including the Theatre Education track. Audition information for ACU's Theatre program can be found here. Note: Our program is competitive; we accept only 12 incoming students each fall. This allows for more performance and learning opportunities for our students.
|Credit hours||University Requirements + Major Requirements: 50-68 credit hours (Choice of 6 tracks)
+ Electives: 4-22 credit hours
= Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
|School/College||College of Arts and Sciences|
By design, theatre majors receive hands-on experience throughout their coursework and co-curricular opportunities such as:
Katherine (Bailey) Hargrave ('11) booked another six-month contract with Hong Kong Disney performing in The Little Mermaid.