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Degrees & Concentrations

APSU Theatre and Dance offers the BFA Degree, a BA Degree, and minors in Theatre or Dance.


Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is designated for focused pre-professional training in the discipline. Students interested in pursuing the BFA degree must complete a successful audition and/or portfolio review before being accepted into the program. BFA students are not required to have a second major or minor.

Entrance into the BFA Theatre Arts program and scholarship consideration is by way of a successful audition and/or portfolio review and interview.


At the time of audition, Acting, Dance, and Musical Theatre students must submit:


At the time of audition, Design students must submit the following:


Scholarships are only awarded to students who have been officially admitted by the university.

Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in the major and 2.5 overall GPA to continue in the program.

If a students GPA falls below a 3.0 in the major, it will result in the student being placed on probation the following semester.  Probation may result in ineligibility for casting or other department production positions and will entail being ineligible for departmental sponsored travel.  If grades do not improve the student may be released from the program.

Continuation in the program requires an Annual Review. Negative reviews may lead to probation or dismissal from the program.

Most Theatre/Dance classes are restricted to BFA/BA majors and minors. Exceptions must be approved by the instructor of record or by the Chair of Theatre and Dance.

Major Core

Theatre Arts - Musical Theatre Concentration

Theatre Arts - Dance Concentration

Theatre Arts - Acting Concentration

Theatre Arts - Design Concentration 

Theatre Arts - Stage Management Concentration

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is designated as a liberal arts degree that focuses on providing students with a breadth of general study in Theatre Arts and is intended to be paired with a second major or one-two minors. The BA degree is open to all APSU students and does not require an audition or portfolio review for entrance to the major. Students interested in pursuing the BA degree tend to hold many interests and potential career goals. Our BA students have second majors spanning the university’s offering. A few examples of recent double majors include Theatre and Business, Theatre and English, Dance and Psychology, and Dance and Health/Human Performance.

BA Degree in Theatre Arts

120 Total Credit Hours 

Each concentration in the BA Theatre Arts degree program is designed to be accompanied by a second major or 1-2 Minors.  A total of 39 Upper Division hours (courses numbered 3000-4999) must be completed in order to satisfy university graduation requirements. 

Each BA Concentration in Theatre Arts requires a minimum of 18 Upper Division hours with options for more.

 BA Theatre Arts - Theatre

BA Theatre Arts - Dance



The minor in Theatre Arts is a Liberal Arts minor. The minor in Theatre Arts consists of 17 hours and is designed to be accompanied by a major and possibly a second minor. Admission to this programs is open to all. 

Minor in Theatre

Minor in Dance