BA Theatre & Performing Arts

North Park University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

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About this program

BA Theatre & Performing Arts

Explore the wide reaches of human experience and culture through storytelling and production. You’ll take risks, create, innovate, and challenge yourself and your audiences as you discover your own passion for communicating from the stage. Theatre majors are actors, writers, directors, and technicians alike. You’ll engage your critical thinking and active problem solving skills while creating a piece of art that invites the world into your conversation.

Admission requirements

At minimum, all prospective students are recommended to meet these admission standards for grade point average (GPA) and standardized test scores:

  • Cumulative high school GPA: 2.75 (unweighted)
  • Cumulative college GPA (transfer students): 2.5 (based on 12 or more transferable credits)
  • ACT composite (North Park’s ACT code is 1098): 19
  • SAT composite (North Park’s SAT code is 1556): 990

First-year students who do not meet the minimum requirements above may need to provide additional information such as an interview and/or be considered for provisional admission.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Chicago Theatre Experience
  • Dramaturgy/Text Analysis
  • Dramatic Writing I
  • Dramatic Writing II
  • World Theatre and Drama: Classical Greece and Japan
  • World Theatre and Drama: English Rensaissance
  • World Theatre and Drama: Modern Europe
  • World Theatre and Drama: American Theatre
  • World Theatre and Drama: Contemporary World Theatre
  • Acting I
  • Directing
  • Theatre Production
  • Storefront Theatre Practicum: Special Topics
  • Production and Stage Management
  • Theatre Design: Lighting & Sound
  • Theatre Design: Scenic & Costume
  • Business of Theatre
  • Topics
  • Portfolio
  • Internship in Storefront Theatre
  • Two Dimensional Design
  • Three Dimensional Design
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Shakespeare
  • Ibsen and Strindberg
  • Introduction to Performance Studies
  • Philosophy of Art

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


The tuition fee for this program is $31,430 per year.

Career paths

North Park’s theatre alumni are active in both stage and film productions all over the country, including at Chicago’s Barrel of Monkeys and Akvavit Theatre, at Basher Films/Prehistoric Digital in Los Angeles, and in various theatre roles in St. Louis, Mo., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Europe.

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North Park University

Founded in 1891 by Swedish immigrants, North Park University is a small private university located in the United States third-largest city, Chicago. North Park University is an Christian, city-centered, intercultural institution that will provide students with a practical, relevant, hands...

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Why study at North Park University

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North Park University

3225 W Foster Ave
60625 Chicago Illinois
United States of America

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