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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre - Columbus State University

Academics

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

About the Program

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre program at Columbus State University can prepare students for a lifetime of success with our two concentration tracks. Learn more.

Career Opportunities

Depending on what track you pursue, when you earn your BFA in Theatre, you'll be prepared for an array of careers including but not limited to the following:

  • Actor
  • Background Actor
  • Theatre Director
  • Theatre Stage Manager
  • Arts Administrator
  • Set Designer

Madison Willits

My time at CSU was filled with endless reservoirs of creativity. Unlike other majors, CSU's Theatre Program is very hands-on and oftentimes we would be set free to explore and create to bring stories to life. The professors found ways to help expand the boundaries of art and the way we experience it, to cultivate an environment of acceptance and entertainment. I will be forever grateful for the professors who pushed me to grow and become the artist I am today.

Degree Requirements

Please see our academic catalog for additional information about this degree's requirements.

Performance Track

When students pursue the performance track, they will gain general knowledge of all areas and methods of the theatrical production process, as well as knowledge of the theatre history and appreciation for dramatic literature of western civilization. They will also gain an understanding of and basic proficiency in theatre design, technology, acting, directing, and writing. BFA Performance students will demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in the profession of acting.

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Theatre Design & Technology Track

Students will gain a general knowledge of all areas and methods of the theatrical production process. They will also gain tremendous knowledge of the theatre history and appreciation for dramatic literature of western civilization. Students will gain an understanding of and basic proficiency in theatre design, technology, acting, directing, and writing. BFA Design and Technology students will demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in the professions of designing, implementing, and running theatrical productions.

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Admissions Requirements

Please see our admissions page for any general admission requirements or the academic catalog for any degree-specific admission requirements.

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Tuition and Fees

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