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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Theatre: Design and Theatrical Production


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Theatre: Design and Theatrical Production is a highly structured, pre-professional approach to theatre studies that will equip you to become a Holy Spirit-empowered professional. You will have hands on production experiences in theatrical scenic, costume, lighting and sound creation which will allow you to see your designs come to life.

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 field of theatrical storytelling.

Our commitment to equip Holy 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. You will finish your degree confidently trained to perform your job with the grace and courage to collaborate with fellow visionaries. 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: Design and Theatrical Production?

Creative theatre graduates can enjoy successful careers as a:  

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Makeup Artist
  • Costume Designer
  • Production Designer
  • Lighting or Sound Designer
  • Scenic Designer
  • Scriptwriter and many more!

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 


  • Design and Crew Opportunities
  • Playwriting
  • Creating Costumes, Sets and Props
  • Sound and Audio Production
  • Exposure to Visual Arts Techniques
  • Seminars with Professionals


What makes ORU’s Theatre: Design and Theatrical Production program stand out?

ORU Theatre lets you experience on- and off-campus theatrical productions where you gain practical theatre experience. The theatre department works closely with The Playhouse Tulsa, a professional regional theatre company, to produce theatrical opportunities for you at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and other local venues. You will also have access to Alpha Psi Omega, a national, honorary and dramatic society, to help stimulate interest in theatrical activities both on and off the ORU campus.

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 worked 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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