The Bachelor of Arts is a flexible liberal arts degree offering an extensive knowledge of theatre arts. The program, offering a balance of theatre core classes and electives, allows students the freedom to design their own curriculum. This is an ideal program for a student with multiple interests in theatre. In a given semester, the School of Theatre offers classes in performance, directing, various aspects of design and technical work, specific areas of theatre history and performance studies, dramaturgy, theatre management, playwriting, play analysis, and stage makeup. BA students may blend theatre training with a different academic pursuit by minoring or double-majoring in such areas as English, Humanities, Education, or other disciplines offered at FSU. BA students take an active part in production work. Students interested in performing can audition for roles in any of our productions. Students can also be involved as stage managers and can participate in various production assignments and tech crews. Additionally, the Student Theatre Association, a student-run theatre organization, provides further opportunities for students to direct, produce, and be involved with all aspects of performance and production.
Theatre core requirements include courses in performance, technical theatre, design, and theatre history. Electives can be fulfilled with additional theatre courses or from other areas of study in the university.
In a given semester, the School of Theatre offers classes in performance, design, production, technology, performance studies, theatre history, playwriting, theatre management, and play analysis.
The ideal program for a student with multiple interests in theatre, the BA program offers the opportunity to study in all aspects of the theatre world. BA students may blend their theatre training with a different academic pursuit by selecting a minor or double major in other disciplines at FSU.
BA students take an active part in all areas of production work. Students interested in performing can audition for roles in all productions. Additionally, BA students work as stage managers and on technical crews for various production assignments. The Student Theatre Association provides unique opportunities for students to produce and perform.
Because of the nature of the program and the desire to admit students who will succeed in it, the School of Theatre has an application for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre program. Students who have been accepted into Florida State University and would like to major in Theatre need to apply separately from the University. Applications will be reviewed in February, April, and July.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the School of Theatre at 850.644-7234.
Director, Academic Student Services
239 Fine Arts Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1160
Phone: (850) 644 – 7234
Please see the Undergraduate Handbook for a listing of required courses to complete a BA in Theatre.