Theatre Programs College of Fine Arts
Division of Theatre
College of Fine Arts
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211
The study of theatre is vital to the liberal arts component of a university education. The study of theatre enhances communications skills, creative and critical thinking, cultural awareness, and broadens a student's knowledge of literature and history.
Theatre Arts offers two degrees: the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts with concentrations in acting and technical theatre.
Outcomes & Careers
A number of Jacksonville University Theatre Majors enjoy successful careers in the entertainment industry. Among them are: Broadway stage veteran Terrence Mann (Javert in “Les Miserables”, the beast in “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”, King Arthur in the recent broadway revival of “Pippin”), Jay Thomas, award-winning actor who starred on network television in “Murphy Brown”, and in the hit movie “Mr. Holland’s Opus”, Leanza Cornett, Miss America 1993 and Lifetime Network television personality; Shawnae Jebbia, recent Miss USA and an ESPY television personality: Milt Skelton, a Second City TV alumnus and owner/operator of a Chicago community theater; and Bruce Helford, executive producer of hit TV shows including “Roseanne” and “The Drew Carey Show”.
End of ASPIRE Sparks New Beginning for Jacksonville University
“There is a revolution going on at Jacksonville University,” said Melanie Cost Young, “and you are the avant-garde.” The ASPIRE Campaign Celebration on September 25 honoring leadership donors and volunteers featured students from across the University and project collaborations that brought together investors, parents, board members, alumni, community leaders and members of the JU Family …
Art Here and Now: JU’s Newest Public Installations
The cool and coastal tones of Opportunity by recent Jacksonville University (JU) College of Fine Arts graduate Tori West and the undulating River Wise marinescape by MFA candidate Tiffany Gonzalez, are JU’s newest public art installations. Opportunity Opportunity, installed June 23, is roughly a hundred paces west of the Howard Administration Building, and stands adjacent to Founder’s and …
Then and Now: RiverTones Ensemble Jazzes Up Fall Semester
It has been more than a decade since the Jacksonville University (JU) Dolphinaires graced stages around the state of Florida. Today, JU’s newest vocal performance ensemble, RiverTones, enters its second year with big plans to bring a little jazz to campus. RiverTones launched in the fall of 2017, as an all-female ensemble. “It was a …