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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Arts in
Theatre Arts


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Theatre Arts is residential program that can equip you to become a Holy Spirit-empowered theatre professional. You will finish your degree confident with real-world experience through performance and production opportunities.

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as a talented and creative professional to impact the world. You’ll experience a life-transforming education that will prepare you for a career in the visual and performing arts.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to pursue graduate school placement or any myriad of theatre career possibilities. The ORU Theatre program will empower and challenge you to do your finest work!

What can I do with a degree from ORU in Theatre Arts?

Creative theatre graduates can enjoy successful careers in several areas, including:  

  • Acting
  • Producing or Directing
  • Production Assistant
  • Scriptwriting and Script Reading
  • Production or Theatre Designer
  • Stage Designer
  • Talent or Casting Agent
  • Playwright and many more!

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Theatrical Design
  • Playwriting
  • Stagecraft
  • Performance Art Management
  • Lighting, Costume and Scene Design
  • Directing
  • On-Campus Stage Productions


What makes ORU’s Theatre program stand out?

Through the philosophy of Whole Person Education, we create an atmosphere of collaboration, nurture imagination and court the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by dedicating ourselves to being masters of our craft. As a student with us you’ll have on-campus and off-campus theatrical opportunities and have access to Alpha Psi Omega, a national, honorary and dramatic society which is a service organization to the community.

On top of this, you’ll learn directly from faith-grounded theatre professionals who know what it takes to succeed in this creative industry. Our current students and alumni have appeared on Broadway, film, television and in major theaters across the country and with dedication, passion and hard work, you can too!

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. 

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