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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with Emphasis in Design and Technology

Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff Campus Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff Campus, USA

Intake Aug 2023

Aug 2022, Jan 2023

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USD 25396

Tuition Fee (USD)

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USD 50 Waived

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48 months


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Program Overview

  The study of Theatre Arts is an integral part of a liberal arts education. As such, Northern Arizona University Department of Theatre seeks to give the undergraduate theatre student the broadest possible understanding of the art and craft of theatre through the creative, critical, and applied practice of theatre, and provide opportunity through performance and production for the student to learn their art by doing their art in a learner centered environment. The program seeks to prepare students for the global society by creating an awareness of the “other”, practicing empathetical thinking, and sustainability with a global perspective.

Theatre: Emphasis in Design/Technology

  • Evaluate, analyze and apply a depth and breadth of knowledge about the global impact of Theatre history, literature, and practices to the scholarship and practice of the art and craft of Theatre.
    • Synthesize knowledge acquired through the study of Theatre history, theory and criticism, and articulate their own stances on the global stage of Theatre.
    • Analyze knowledge of the history and development of modern design techniques and apply to their own Theatre design.
    • Articulate the cultural relationships and diversity of all aspects of Theatre.
  • Value and apply understanding of and experience with Theatre as a collaborative art to the scholarship and practice of Theatre.
    • Practice effective communication within a collaborative environment.
    • Effectively engage in the design and build process with other Theatre practitioners.
    • Value and understand professional and ethical boundaries within the collaborative Theatrical process.
    • Apply active listening skills.
    • Evaluate and apply an appreciation of the different areas of technical Theatre to effectively work in their chosen areas.
    • Practice non-verbal skills to effectively communicate their intentions.
  • Apply knowledge of theory to practical work in Theatre.
    • Apply modern design tools and skill sets to various positions in Theatre through the actual practice of Theatre.  
    • Demonstrate knowledge and correct application of discipline-based language, terminology, and vernacular.
    • Effectively communicate with Theatre professionals.
    • Practice effective drafting, drawing, model building, and other practical methods of non-verbal technical communication.
    • Practice effective research and documentation of research in the design process.
  • Articulate an understanding of sustainability in Theatre, in all its manifestations.
    • Identify and discuss current professional Theatrical practices aimed at increasing sustainability.
    • Recognize, discuss, and analyze the sustainability of storytelling as an art form that is socially, culturally, and historically contextualized.
  • Effectively communicate the theory and practice of Theatre in the following modes: digital, literary, verbal, and non-verbal.
    • Articulate knowledge of the fundamentals of multiple areas of Technical Theatre in various modes of discipline-based communication—in particular digital, verbal, and written forms.
    • Demonstrate comprehension, evaluation, and analysis of modern design tools for various positions in Theatre.  
    • Analyze and evaluate their places in their chosen Design/Technical field
  • Apply effective problem solving through creative and critical thinking.
    • Articulate the creative process through the successful completion of a Capstone defense.
    • Critically analyze their own processes.
    • Integrate design challenges to a process in order to find creative solutions.
    • Articulate their processes in relation to production challenges.
  • Demonstrate the facility to synthesize and apply their liberal studies to the practice of Theatre.
    • Apply awareness and comprehension of the scope of university course work taken in order to critically analyze their own processes as Theatre artists.
    • Integrate university course work to meet design difficulties and apply this knowledge in creative ways.
    • Articulate process in relation to production challenges by comprehending, analyzing, and synthesizing a diversity of stories, which are the basis of the art of Theatre.
    • Synthesize and apply their knowledge of all areas of Theatre and the liberal arts to effectively complete a capstone project.
  • Practice an effective system of preparation and working habits.
    • Implement the Theatrical practice of always being on time, prepared, and ready to work, through successful completion of coursework and practical application in the shops and backstage.
    • Recognize, describe, and implement effective preparation practices for a designer or technician.
    • Apply and recognize the importance of continual preparation, research, and practice in design and technology.
    • Implement effective classroom strategies such as active discussion participation, engagement with course materials, and asking relevant questions.
    • Practice effective and efficient writing techniques, including outlining, peer reviewing, and revision.
    • Collaborate within groups to prepare and present course material.

Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

    6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    70 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    56 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    95 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Tuition Fee

    USD 50 Waived

    Application Fee

    17000 Per year

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    Student Visa

    When Should I Apply?

    4 to 6 months

    Bank Account?

    No Need

    Duration of visa

    Course Duration + 3 Months

    Time to Wait for Visa

    35 Days



    How can you apply

    Cost and Expenses


    Visa Fee

    Minimum Funds

    833 CAD, 917 CAD

    Other Expenses

    Medical Fee and more

    Examination and Skills

    Medical Examination


    Language Skills


    Work Permit

    Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

    Work Permit

    Till valid study visa

    Working Hours

    20 hours/week

    Documents Required

    Study Permit

    Social Insurance Number

    Study Permit

    Post Graduate Work Permit

    The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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    Documents Required

    List of Documents

    When to Apply

    First 3 months

    How long does it take?

    90 Days


    3 Years


    CAD 255


    International student scholarships

    Eligibility and application information
    The Center for International Education (CIE) offers several scholarships for international students. More details regarding CIE scholarships, as well as additional NAU scholarships and outside resources can be found below.

    International Excellence Award
    The International Excellence Award was established to provide opportunities for high-achieving underrepresented international students to attend NAU. It is a merit-based tuition waiver for first time F-1 undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking international students admitted directly into a university degree program on the Flagstaff campus. Students who meet the criteria are automatically considered once they submit a complete application for admission. This scholarship is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

    To be eligible for this award, you must meet the eligibility requirements outlined below. Awards are highly competitive and eligibility does not guarantee an award. Other factors may be taken into consideration.

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