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BA Theater Arts

Theater Arts program at Portland State University cultivates the self-confidence you need to lay the foundation for your professional goals and is for students who are eager to learn with and be a part of a community of fellow artists.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $666 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Completing this Theater Arts program at Portland State University will give you the skills in acting, directing, scholarship, or design and technical production to prepare you for graduate study, or to pursue a career as a working professional in theater arts.

Our alumni are accepted into top graduate programs and have creative skills that can be used in a wide variety of careers. Join them in this imaginative and collaborative field.


Most of our alumni go on to grad school, professional training, or embark on a career as an actor, technical director, stage manager, writer, or director.

Related careers include: arts administrator, teacher, and facilitator.

Recent graduates have been accepted to professional training programs including the National Theatre Institute’s Actor Internship Program, The Orchard Project in New York, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Others have found work in theater companies across the country and abroad.


Courses Included

  • Stagecraft
  • Technical Theater Production
  • Script Analysis
  • Acting: Process
  • Development of Dramatic Art
  • Directing