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College Of Visual & Performing Arts



A walk through our doors will allow you a wealth of theatrical experiences both in and out of the classroom. Whether you want to perform, design, direct, teach or otherwise work in theatre, Kean can help you turn your talent into a life's work, your passion into a profession, your dream into a reality. It is our common passion for theatre that creates a diverse group of students and an outstanding faculty who are working together to create a community that will help you discover the best in yourself and in others.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, Kean University's Theatre program mirrors the university's mission to provide a core educational foundation based on the liberal arts. Our curricula are designed to educate theatre students to enter the realm of professional theatre, theatre education or advanced graduate studies.

Degree Programs 

B.A. in Theatre 

A liberal arts curriculum, allowing for a broad array of coursework in theatre and in related subjects for those who envision a career as a director, playwright, theatre administrator, technical director or stage manager.

BA in Theatre Guidesheet

B.A. With Theatre Teacher Certification 

Students may elect options in Early Childhood Education (P-3), Elementary Education (K-8), or Secondary Education (K-12).

BA in Theatre with Teacher Certification Guidesheet

B.F.A. in Theatre Performance 

An intensive, conservatory-style curriculum in theatre for those who envision a career as a performer.

BFA in Theatre Performance Guidesheet

B.F.A. in Theatre Design and Technology 

Intensive curriculum in theatre for those who intend to pursue a theatrical design or technical direction career.

BFA in Theatre Design and Technology Guidesheet

For a complete list of course descriptions and degree requirements, click here.

Dance Minor

19 credit minor for students who may wish to initiate or continue the study of dance. Perfect for theatre majors or students who have danced prior but who have chosen an alternative major.

Dance Minor Guidesheet


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