THEATRE

Bachelor of Arts

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Program Information

Program:
Bachelor of Arts

College:
College of Arts & Sciences

Department:
Theatre

Details

Total Credit Hours: 124

Typical Completion: 4 Years full-time

Cost per credit hour: $327.75

Full-time Tuition: $3,933/semester

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Your Story is Our Story!

The theatre program offers extensive coursework in theoretical and practical aspects in the are of making theatre. Theatre students acquire a broad understanding of theatre as a liberal art and a strong sense of self. Students develop the competitive skills with which to pursue professional or graduate work.

 

Courses

As an theatre major, you will take classes such as:

  • Stage Lighting
  • Directing
  • Theatre Management
  • Costume for the Stage
  • Shakespeare

Theatre Education Track

For those who wish to teach theatre in a K-12 setting, The W is home to the state's first-ever bachelor's degree in theatre education. You will take teacher training courses in addition to coursework in theatre, acting, and stagecraft. Upon graduation, you will have earned a secondary education license in the State of Mississippi.

Career Outlook

68,300

Number of working actors in the U.S. by 2030 (32% growth) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.