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A theatre production: Pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Theater degree at Regent University.

B.A. in Theatre

Take Center Stage

It’s time to share your passion for the arts with the world. Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, offered exclusively on campus, integrates classroom study with practical training in our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center equipped with three performance spaces. Become a well-rounded artist as you enjoy challenging coursework in acting, directing, voice, design, stagecraft, theatre history, text analysis, and makeup.

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August 19, 2024
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Explore amateur, professional and academic theatre from a Christian worldview.

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Highlight skills and accomplishments suitable for professional auditions.

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Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the B.A. in Theatre program, you can:

  • Strengthen your artistry in public speaking, vocal production, agility, poise, and storytelling
  • Understand all aspects of stage and film performance – including costuming, directing, sets, and stage management
  • Prepare for professional auditions and graduate school interviews

Career Opportunities:

  • Professional Acting
  • Stage Production
  • Public Relations
  • Tourism/Entertainment
  • Directing
$95Thousand
Approximate Mean Annual Wage of Actors, Producers & Directors, 2021 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Architecture, technological innovation, literary genre, performance style, and artistic collaboration. Introduces basic principles of dramatic and performance criticism with a focus on writing about the drama.
Training in the skills and techniques of technical theatre (including set construction, scene painting, lighting, and sound) through reading, lecture, and hands-on experience.
Intensive study in a variety of techniques and exercises developed by Constantine Stanislavski (and variations developed by prominent instructors who succeeded him) in order to prepare the student for the creative and practical demands of stage acting. In this first of a two-course sequence, emphasis is placed on exercise work focusing on concentration and public solitude, imagination, improvisation, observation, scoring physical actions, beat analysis, definition of and pursuit of objective, and the defining and playing of an action. It is recommended the student take THEU 101 before taking this course.
Students gain hands-on experience by working on a technical crew assigned to Regent Theatre production. Crew assignments may be drawn from a variety of production opportunities in the areas of scenery, costume, makeup, sound, light and props. Pass/No Pass. Majors must register for this course a minimum of six (6) credit hours. Minors must register for THEU 181 for a minimum of three (3) credits.
Theory and practice of training the actor to expressively communicate with the body. Special emphasis is placed on non-verbal communication and raising the student’s awareness of movement as a foundation for developing a character. Lab required.
Affords the student the opportunity to gain expertise in designing and applying a variety of stage make-ups including: corrective, fantasy, animal, special effects, and old age. The course includes the introduction of latex prosthetic pieces. Students are required to purchase a personal makeup kit. Prerequisite: THEU 101 or instructor approval.
An intensive study of acting in the realist tradition designed to prepare the student for the creative and practical demands of stage acting. Prerequisite: THEU 101 or THEU 132.
A healthy environment for integrated voice and movement work utilizing a psycho-physical approach, including tension/release, proper alignment, centering and breath work, economy of movement and freedom from habitual limitations. Cross-listed with THE 715.
Provides tools for students to analyze plays as theatre literature from the perspective of performance such as structural approaches, historical/biographical approaches, a study of genres, psychoanalytic approaches, and moral/philosophical approaches to include Judeo-Christian core values. Prerequisite: THEU 101.
Practical and theoretical work of the director as artist, leader, and collaborator. Focus placed on directing modern realistic plays to hone skills in text analysis, communication, organization, and style. Students rehearse projects outside of regularly scheduled class hours.
An overview of the practical and aesthetic considerations of scenic, lighting, costume and sound design as it applies to theatrical performance. Course contains both traditional lecture and hands-on design work including drafting, sketching, composition and the spectator/event relationship. Lab required.
Students examine the duties and responsibilities of a production stage manager and hone organizational and communication skills with all members of a production team, including Actors’ Equity Association regulations. Students will also examine other aspects of theatre management, including: box office, front-of-house, publicity/promotion, audience development, fund-raising, etc.
Historical examination of significant developments in world theatre and drama from its origins through the European Renaissance. Prerequisite: THEU 101 or instructor approval.
Historical examination of significant developments in world theatre and drama from the 18th century through the 20th century. Prerequisite: THEU 101 or instructor approval.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial high school or college transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent's school code is 030913.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,97512 - 18$19,950
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Under 12$7,980
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Over 18$11,970
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$665N/A$1,995+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,49312 - 18$18,986
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Over 18$11,340
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$630N/A$1,890+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

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