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Jacksonville,FL 32211
904.256.7374
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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in either performance or technology


The Department of Theatre and is committed to the artistic and academic success of its students. The department offers a major in theatre leading to the Bachelor of Arts, as well as a minor in theatre. The study of theatre enhances communication skills, creative and critical thinking, cultural awareness and broadens a students knowledge of literature and history. Our comprehensive degree programs are designed for the student seeking careers as professional actors, designers, and for the student seeking advanced degrees.

Notable Alumni Include:

Faculty Info: Ben Wilson, Debi Jordan, Brandon Lettow, Erik DeCicco.

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