Bachelor of Arts
Most programs in the UCF School of Performing Arts require an audition or interview.
The B.A. Theatre program is designed to prepare students for the multitude of careers in theatre and entertainment that support the work that takes place on the stage. The program offers flexibility for students to purse the career path of their choice or provide the foundation for continuing study at the graduate level.
What career can I work toward with a B.A. Theatre Studies degree?
Students are required to combine their B.A. Theatre degree with a secondary area of study as a minor or major that align with their career interest. See the list below of several possible career paths and secondary areas of study students pursue:
- Producer | Finance, Business or Marketing
- Arts Administrator | Non-Profit Management, Marketing, Business
- Playwright or Dramaturg | Creative Writing
- Theatre Historian or Dramaturg | History
- Theatre Educator | Education
- Entertainment Lawyer | Pre-Law
- Arts Reporter or Critic | Journalism
What opportunities do B.A. Theatre students have?
B.A. Theatre students take the same core classes as all theatre majors to provide a thorough foundation. The remainder of credits are fulfilled by theatre elective credits, allowing flexibility to pursue specific interests. B.A. Theatre students are welcome to audition for Theatre UCF shows and to work with technical faculty and staff to participate in backstage areas of our productions. Many also become involved with theatre-producing student groups and take part in an independent study course in cooperation with Central Florida Community Arts.
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|B.A. Theatre Studies||BFA Acting||BFA Musical Theatre||BFA Design and Technology||BFA Stage Management|
|Total University credit hours required||120||129||129||129||129|
|General Education credits required||36||36||36||36||36|
|Theatre core credits required||24||24||24||24||24|
|Total Theatre credit hours required||49||93||93||93||93|
|Minor or second major required||yes||no||no||no||no|
|Theatre elective credit hours required||22||15||9||9||9|
|More than one required acting class||no||yes||yes||no||yes|
|More than one required stagecraft class||no||no||no||yes||yes|
|Foreign Language Required||yes||no||no||no||no|
|Dance Classes Required||no||yes||yes||no||no|
|Includes Private Voice Lessons||no||no||yes||no||no|
|Number Accepted Per Year (avg.)||60||16||16||16||12|
|Able to Audition for Department Productions||yes – Optional||yes – Required||yes – Required||N/A||N/A|
Costume & make-up, Coordinator of Undergrad Theatre Studies
Robert Miller Jr. ’00
Managing Director, Ocean State Theatre Company, RI
Hallie Kilman ’18
Assistant General Manager, RCI Theatricals, Broadway
Gabriela Mercado ’19
Production Coordinator, Disney Theatricals NYC
Frank Cardillo ’98
Front of House Manager, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY; Self-produced ensemble had musical Blood selected as a Next Link Project of the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival
Michael (Christopher) Rodney
Represented by Brevard Talent Group; Guest starred in USA Network’s Burn Notice and Graceland
Cesar Hawas ’05
Special Envoy, Sleep No More, Broadway, New York, NY
Sarah Caitlin Martin ’11
M.A. in Theatre Education, Emerson College; Guest Director and Full-Time Staff for School of Theatre at Boston University
Keith Saltojanes ’06
Actor, Off-Broadway, With a Little Help… It’s John Belushi!
Stephen Halpin ’07
Artistic Director, Baggy Pants Theater, Orlando, FL
Kyle Ann Lacertosa ’05
Director of Performing Arts, Cardinal Mooney High School, Sarasota, FL