The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) is the standard higher education track for those
who seek a profession in the visual, fine, and performing arts. Admittance into B.F.A.
programs are highly competitive. For theatre, the B.F.A.’s focus is studio work (typically
2/3rds in program), rather than general liberal arts studies (1/3rd in program). Those who complete a B.F.A. in theatre, typically, are more prepared
in their craft, and profession. The Wall Street Journal reports that those with a B.F.A. have “‘surprisingly high’ income levels, job prospects
and levels of job satisfaction.” PBA’s distinguishing factors include all-encompassing
training in performance and production, emphasis on redemptive aspects of drama, the new Summer Repertory, and
PBA Children’s Theatre; all making the B.F.A. in Theatre at PBA attractive to the
serious theatre student who is also Christ-centered. Currently PBA Theatre is producing
seven shows per year, four main stage, two children’s theatre production and one summer
Performance and production- theatre, film, theme parks, events
Actor, director, choreographer, designer, stage manager, playwright, composer, music
Emphasis on Redemptive Storytelling
Summer Repertory Theatre in Wellington
Connection to PBA Children’s Theatre
South and Central Florida Theatre and Theme Park connections
All faculty and staff have worked professionally in field
All-encompassing BFA- covers all aspects of theatre performance and production
Hone your performance skills through a variety of opportunities, from PBA Theatre performances to Broadway master
classes presented through partnership with the Kravis Center.
Enjoy a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 15
Take your theatrical skills to the next level through our NYC experience
Engage in hands-on learning through learning opportunities experiences with professional designers, professional
and regional theatres, and PBA’s own children’s theatre.
Launching Brighter Futures
Graduates gain exceptional preparation to succeed in their careers and graduate school
through a well-rounded learning experience blending classroom instruction and abundant
practicum training opportunities. You’ll find our graduates, including a Tony Award
Winning Actress, succeeding at the following schools and organizations and many more.
University of Texas at Austin
Florida Stage University
Florida Atlantic University
Louisiana State University
University of Central Florida
Northern Illinois Dekalb
Broadway & London’s West End
Members of SAG & Actors Equity
Walt Disney World
Disney Cruise Lines
Kravis Performing Arts Center
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Orlando Repertory Theatre
Mill Mountain Theatre
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival
Great River Shakespeare Festival
Seattle Children’s Theatre
Dallas Children’s Theatre
Slow Burn Theatre
Florida Repertory Theatre
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Independent Producers and Playwrights
Jupiter Christian High School
Admission to the BFA in Theatre is by audition only. Students auditioning are asked
to perform either 2 one-minute monologues or a one-minute song and a one-minute monologue.
Applicants are also interviewed.
Auditions for the program are every month.
Admission to the BFA in Theatre is by audition only. Applicants audition and interview
in person (online option available) for theatre faculty. Faculty rate each applicant
in tiers based on their performance and interview. Student’s tier classification is
then considered with other factors such as professionalism, GPA, and other artistic
abilities before final admission.
Applicants who audition for, but are not accepted into the BFA program may be offered
a spot in the BA program.
PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate
students receive financial aid. Calculate Costs.
“All my experiences and opportunities had me engaging with folks who were students
all the way up to donors and Trustee members. I learned how to present myself professionally,
as well as how to work hard and collaborate with others.” Laura Titus