Majors & Programs
Our comprehensive degree programs are designed for the student seeking careers as professional actors, designers, and for the student seeking advanced degrees. Theatrical training at Jacksonville instills a wide range of skills on and off the stage. Theatre students gain significant social and interpersonal skills that are valuable to the whole community.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is a four-year comprehensive program designed to prepare students majoring in Theatre Arts for advanced studies in theatre or related fields. An audition or portfolio review is strongly recommended but not necessary for entry into the BA program.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is a four-year comprehensive program designed to prepare students majoring in Theatre Arts for advanced studies in theatre or professional work in theatre. The BFA degree is pre-professional degree allowing students to concentrate in acting, technical theatre, or to incorporate both areas to best meet each student’s individual needs. Entrance into the BFA program requires an audition, portfolio review or letters of recommendations from peers.