Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies

The Kennesaw State University Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Performance Studies is offered by the College of the Arts in Kennesaw, Georgia. Choose a degree concentration in one of the areas below:

  • Acting
  • Performance Studies
  • Design/Technology
  • Musical Theatre.

In the theatre and performance degree coursework, you’ll learn from exceptional faculty who are professional artists and published scholars. Our small classes provide you with individualized instruction, combining the breadth of a liberal arts education with the depth of professional training in the disciplines of theatre and performance studies. You’ll experience an innovative production season that includes classic and experimental material ranging from published plays to adaptations of literature, storytelling, performance art, performance ethnography, comedy improv, musical theatre, and spectacle performances. Depending on your passion, you will have multiple opportunities to perform, design, direct, and write material.

You'll appreciate other signature elements, including education abroad programs, global performance tours, internships with professional theatre and performance organizations, and the development of world premieres alongside faculty and professional theatre partners.

The Kennesaw State University Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Performance Studies is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies' mission is to cultivate scholar-artists with various transferable skills to pursue graduate studies, careers in professional theatre, and employment in related fields after graduation.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw 

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Theatre and Performance Studies Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Excellent Location - KSU is close to Atlanta, where the movie scene is growing, creating exceptional growth in this field in Georgia.

  • Hands-On – You’ll be immersed in-studio practices with exceptional professors. You’ll have multiple opportunities to practice and hone your skills throughout each performance season.

  • Performance Opportunities - You’ll have the opportunity to practice with guest artists and scholars like those listed below.

What can you do with a Theatre and Performance degree?

The Theatre and Performance degree is a gateway to various professional career areas such as:

  • Actor
  • Dancer
  • Musical Theater Performer
  • Dance, Music or Drama Therapist
  • Broadcasting Presenter 
 
  • Theater Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Arts Administrator
  • Theater Stage Manager
  • Casting Manager
 

Theatre and Performance Salary and Career Information

A career in Theatre and Performance offers various paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor's degree in Theatre and Performance from KSU.


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Department of Theatre and Performance Studies

Kennesaw State University
Department of Theatre and Performance Studies
471 Bartow Avenue NW, MD 3103
Joe Mack Wilson Building (Building #31), Room 249
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 470-578-3123

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