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Classes Canceled Monday, March 30

In light of the ongoing recovery efforts related to the EF-3 tornado that hit our hometown of Jonesboro Saturday, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse has canceled classes for Monday, March 30. Monday was to be our first day back from Spring Break, and a continuation of our all-online instruction because of COVID-19.

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Theatre

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


College: College of Liberal Arts & Communication

Department: Theatre

Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre is a 120-credit hour degree program designed to provide students with professional-caliber training within the framework of a liberal arts education with specific coursework in acting, directing, design, literature and history.

We want our students to be lifelong learners who are prepared to enter a complex, ever-changing global society. Our world-class faculty provides students with a foundation in the sciences, math, communications, writing, the humanities and more.

Curriculum

An A-State Theatre degree combines a rigorous core curriculum with enough flexibility to specialize in an area that sparks your interest.

Prerequisites

Theatre majors must complete the following courses as part of their general education coursework:

  • ART 2503 Fine Arts Visual
  • MUS 2503 Fine Arts Musical

Courses

Because we offer such a variety of courses and experiences, you have countless options when it comes to customizing your educational path. Our courses include:

  • Acting
  • Musical Theatre Dance
  • Costume Construction
  • Stagecraft
  • Playwriting
  • Tap Dance
  • Sound Design and Production
  • Fashion History
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • Scenic Design
  • Acting in Song
  • Principles of Design
  • Creative Improvisation
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Jazz Dance
  • Lighting Design
  • Professional Practice Seminar
  • Theatre History
  • Stage Makeup
  • Voice and Movement
  • Stage Combat
  • Social Dance
  • Directing
  • Stage Management
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Emphases Available

Acting Emphasis
Design Technology Emphasis
Musical Theatre Emphasis
 

Careers

A-State Theatre graduates have enjoyed successful careers as professional actors and technicians with Disney, in Hollywood, on Broadway, Las Vegas, as well as numerous regional theatres throughout the United States. Likewise, many A-State Theatre graduates are presently teaching theatre in high schools and universities throughout the country.


Accredited by NAST

NAST LogoArkansas State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The NAST establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for theatre and theatre-related disciplines.