Areas of Study

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts provides the opportunity for students to focus on the breadth of Theatre Arts studies. The curriculum core requires study in Acting, Directing, Design and Production, History, Literature and Criticism of Theatre. Students are required to participate in department production activities including Plays, Musicals, Dance and Opera.

University Catalog information listed in Student navigation link above.

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Specialized Studies in Theatre Concentration, Design/Technical Production Emphasis

Requirements for the major include 12 units of  THTR 478BOpens in new window for freshman students and eight units of THTR 478BOpens in new window for transfer students. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  section in this catalog for complete information.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting prepares students for a professional career in theatre both in plays and television and film. This concentration seeks students who exhibit exceptional talent, motivation and commitment, and combines rigorous coursework with ample opportunity to apply the training in performance. Incoming students interested in a BFA in Acting must take part in a New Student Placement Audition.

New student placement audition information:

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Step 2: choose Acting BFA concentration from the pull-down menu (upper left corner,)

Step 3: select "Guidelines" below CSU Fullerton's name in the banner at the top of the page.


Musical Theatre Concentration

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This degree is for students who desire a professionally oriented education and training in musical theatre. This concentration seeks students who exhibit exceptional talent, motivation and commitment.


Devised Performance/Physical Theatre ConcentrationOpens in new window

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The Devised Performance/Physical Theatre  concentration develops collaborative theatre artists who conceive, design, direct and perform highly athletic, visually stunning, interdisciplinary projects that shape today’s evolving theatrical landscape. 

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Graduate

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre

This degree is for students who desire a professionally oriented education and training in design and technical production, acting and directing. Based on a student’s previous undergraduate or professional experience, substitutions or revisions in the study plan might be appropriate. Average length of time to complete the program is three years.

Acting Concentration
Currently the MFA in Acting is suspended and is admitting no new students.

Visit the University Catalog for further information on the concentrations below
(link located in the Student navigation above)

Design and Technical Production Concentration

The Design and Technical concentration prepares students for a career in design and technical theatre.  The curriculum core requires study in design and production, history, literature and theatre criticism. Students are required to participate in department production activities, including plays, musicals, dance and opera.

Directing Concentration

The Directing concentration prepares students for a career in directing plays and musicals. The curriculum core requires study in acting, directing, design and production, history, literature and theatre criticism. Students are required to participate in department production activities, including plays, musicals, dance and opera .

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