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B.F.A. with a Major in Theatre (Performance Track)

  • Total Credit Hours: 120
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

The B.F.A. with a major in Theatre prepares students for a broad range of opportunities including performance, teaching, arts administration, and many non-arts based careers such as sales, training and development, and management. The Theatre program at VSU offers numerous productions throughout the year, providing students with significant performance experience. Theatre graduates learn a host of life skills including collaboration, working to deadlines, self-discipline, patience, perseverance, analytical skills, and critical thinking.

Valdosta State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

What You'll Learn

  • As a major in the Theatre program you will:
  • develop critical thinking, problem-solving, planning and organizational skills
  • learn teamwork.
  • Work with deadlines
  • Develop perseverance, self-discipline, and patience while developing physical stamina and creative abilities
  • strengthen and refine their acting, technical, management, and voice skills before entering the professional world.
  • develop a broad understanding of music, literature, history, and other arts to help interpret ideas and feelings in acting.
  • develop an understanding of music, costuming, and staging.

Admissions Requirements

All students who intend to pursue the B.F.A. with a major in Theatre in the Musical Theatre track must audition for the purpose of admission into the program during the student's second consecutive semester. Auditions are regularly hosted on campus and at major Theatre events.

All students admitted to either the musical theatre or performance tracks are required to audition for theatre area productions every semester that they are enrolled in the program. Exceptions for extenuating circumstances must be requested in writing at least two weeks prior to the scheduled auditions. Failure to meet these conditions will require a petition and audition for readmission to the appropriate track.

Students entering the University directly from high school must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better on all course work undertaken in order to continue as Theatre and Dance majors. If in any given semester a student's overall GPA falls below 2.0, the student will have one semester (fall or spring) to bring it back up to or above 2.0. If the overall GPA remains below 2.0 for two consecutive semesters, the student will be requested to change majors. Any student who fails to respond to that request will automatically be transferred to an undeclared major status.

Students who enter the University as transfer students who wish to continue a major in Theatre or Dance must have a GPA of at least 2.0 on all course work undertaken. Upon acceptance as a major, a student must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA as described above.

Students changing majors from another program within the University must also have at least a 2.0 overall GPA to transfer to the Theatre or Dance major, and they will be subject to the same maintenance requirements already described.


  • Arts Administrator
  • Arts Administrator
  • Lighting Designer
  • Playwright
  • Scenic Designer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Stage Actor
  • Stage Actress
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director
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  • 1310 N. Patterson St.
    Valdosta, GA 31698
    Corner of Patterson St. &
    E Brookwood Dr.