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Programs and Degrees


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The Government Inspector- Spring 2011 (Photos by Rick Malkin)

The department offers two programs of study.

The first is the Bachelor of Fine Arts, an 85 credit hour professional degree designed for the student wanting to pursue a career as an entertainment professional. The BFA has four emphasis areas including Performance, Directing, Production Design, and Theatre Education. Entrance into the BFA program is by audition, check audition information for specific audition information.

The second is the Bachelor of Arts model, which requires that students be exposed to the cultural, socio-political, and historical knowledge that serves as the core of the theatrical tradition and current professional standards.

In addition to the two main programs of study, the department offers a Theatre minor and a Dance minor.

The Department of Theatre and Dance produces 5 main stage productions, an annual dance production, 5-10 senior capstone productions, and a variety of class final performances each year.

The Department of Theatre and Dance has supported and partnered with many of Nashville’s most important theatre and dance companies over the last two years.  These companies include The Actors Bridge Ensemble, The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, The Nashville Ballet, The Green Room Project, The People’s Branch Theatre, Salama Ministries, Writer’s Stage, and The Nashville Children’s Theatre.


The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds- Spring 2013 (Photos by Rick Malkin)