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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with Emphasis in Theatre Studies Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff Campus Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff Campus, USA


Jan 2023, Aug 2023, Jan 2024, Sep 2023

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USD 29900

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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 Theatre Studies

  • 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 Theatre.
    • Demonstrate a depth and breadth of knowledge about the numerous facets of Theatre by successfully participating in various positions in the process of making Theatre.
    • Successfully complete coursework from a wide variety of Theatrical sub-fields
    • Apply knowledge of select Theatrical positions in theory and practice.
    • Recognize the literary, theoretical, and historical practices of global Theatre by taking courses in Script Analysis, Modern Drama, and Theatre History.
    • Synthesize knowledge acquired through the study of Theatrical history, theory and criticism in order to articulate their own stances on the global stage of Theatre.
  • Value and apply an understanding of and experience with Theatre as a collaborative art to the scholarship and practice of Theatre.
    • Practice effective communication within a collaborative environment through the hands-on process of Theatre-making.
    • Value and understand professional and ethical boundaries within the collaborative Theatrical process.
    • Apply active listening skills.
    • Evaluate and apply an appreciation of various areas of Theatre to effectively work in a specific area.
  • Apply knowledge of theory to practical work in Theatre.
    • Identify and engage in the professional practices of the Theatre through successful completion of courses in either Stage Management or Theatre Management.
    • Recognize, characterize and implement an understanding of the human body and its relationship to narrative and expression through successful completion of performance courses.
    • Identify, implement, and critique the technology and processes used in the professional Theatre, both historically and contemporarily, through the successful completion of courses in Technical Theatre and Design.
  • 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.
    • Engage in effective digital communication practices through successful completion of course work and practical work in the making of Theatre.
    • Demonstrate understanding and practice of effective written communication and research skills in the literary, theoretical, and historical practices of global Theatre by successfully completing courses in Script Analysis, Modern Drama, and Theatre History.
    • Practice effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills through successful completion of performance courses as well as practical application on stage.
    • Implement effective visual communication skills through the successful completion of courses in Technical Theatre and Design.
  • Apply effective problem solving through creative and critical thinking.
    • Articulate the creative process through the successful completion of a Capstone defense.
    • Demonstrate the facility to synthesize and apply their liberal studies to the practice of Theatre.
    • Recognize and analyze Western and non-Western Theatrical practices through coursework and practical application.
    • Apply culturally-aware comparative critical analysis of diverse practices and theories.
    • Synthesize knowledge acquired throughout their academic experiences on and off of the stage.
    • Articulate personal positions on the global state of Theatre.
  • Demonstrate the facility to synthesize and apply their liberal studies to the practice of Theatre.
    • Apply awareness and comprehension of the scope of university coursework taken in order to critically analyze historical and contemporary texts and practices.
    • Integrate university course work into analysis and discussion of historical, social, aesthetic, and political contexts for Theatrical practices and texts.
    • Articulate arguments about and analysis of the diversity of stories found in the Liberal studies curriculum.
    • 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 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.
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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
    70 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    56 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    95 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    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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