You love to tell stories, connect with audiences and collaborate with others to create something that impacts the heart and the mind. You’ll do that and more as a student in the theatre program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The purpose of the theatre program is to train students in the development of imaginative, purposeful, and skilled expression in the theatre, as well as provide for their artistic, intellectual and spiritual growth.
At PBA, you'll enhance your acting skills for both stage and screen, and musical theatre, preparing you for a successful career. PBA theatre majors spend between 65-66 credit hours in their concentration, which enables us to offer more extensive and specialized B.A. training than is generally available at other universities. From major theatre, TV and film production in South Florida to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and TV production in Orlando, the state of Florida has enormous hiring opportunities for actors.
*Audition required for both theatre major and minor
You'll be prepared for your future through a program that emphasizes:
The Fern Street Theatre, a nearly 12,000-square-foot, two-story building on Fern Street, includes a “black box” theatre and houses offices, classrooms and performance space. It helps elevate students like you to the next level of skill and performance. Some of our performances have been held at the world-class Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
You’ll learn from professors who have earned degrees from some of the top fine arts programs in the world.
Accomplishments of our professors include:
Each year you may participate in three to five productions — ranging from Shakespeare to musical theatre. Because we’re an undergraduate-only school, you won’t be competing with graduate students for a shot at performance opportunities. You’ll be considered for performances during freshman year.