Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

Whether your passion is to shine on a stage, work skillfully behind the scenes or to instill a love for theatre in your own students, you’ll find the perfect outlet for your creativity among the seven tracks offered in ACU’s Master of Fine Arts degree.

The ACU Theatre program is exciting and competitive. We accept only 12 incoming students each fall, allowing for more performance and learning opportunities.  

Whether your passion is to shine on a stage, work skillfully behind the scenes or to instill a love for theatre in your own students, you’ll find the perfect outlet for your creativity among the seven tracks offered in ACU’s Master of Fine Arts degree.

The ACU Theatre program is exciting and competitive. We accept only 12 incoming students each fall, allowing for more performance and learning opportunities.  

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Mission

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The mission of ACU Theatre is to provide quality training and opportunity for the disciplined theatre artist in a nurturing environment that models Christian values.

Program Structure

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Tracks

Acting
Dance
Design/Technical
Directing
Musical Theatre
Theatre Education
Theatre Ministry

Required 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

Example Coursework

Acting 1
Stage Makeup
Beginning Directing
Fashion as Cultural Reflection

Minor Available

Yes

Department

Theatre

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Curriculum

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

ACU Theatre’s rigorous and transformative studio-intensive program will launch you into 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 performance and backstage work.

Student Opportunities

By design, theatre majors receive hands-on experience throughout their coursework and co-curricular opportunities such as:

Careers

Theater Story

The BFA in Theatre offers a wide range of exciting careers, including:

  • Actor (stage, film, voice-over, cruise lines)
  • Designer (sets, costume, lighting, sound, props)
  • Director
  • Stage manager
  • Technical directorTeacher (all levels, arts education programs)
  • Worship minister
  • Playwright
  • Agent
  • Casting director
  • Print/commercial model