Fine Arts Division

BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) A BFA is a standard undergraduate degree for students seeking a professional education in the visual or performing arts and re quires an area of specialty.

Emphasis areas:

  • Studio Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Musical Theatre (65 total hours) An internship is required.
  • Technical Theatre (65 total hours) An internship is required.
  • Performance Theatre (65 total hours) An internship is required.

BS (Bachelor of Science) This degree is designed for students wanting to pursue teaching as a career. emphasis area:
Speech/Theatre Education (58 total hours ) And education requirement Art Education Certificate (k-12)

BA (Bachelor of Arts) The BA degree is designed for students who want a general background rather than focusing in a specialty area. This is a good degree for students wanting to pursue a second major or graduate school.

Emphasis areas:

  • Art Education Certificate (k-12)
  • Dance (39 total hours)
  • General Theatre (50 total hours)

Minors: Art • Theatre • Music • Dance

Summer Internships (TH 401). The BFA degree requires students to do a summer internship at an approved theatre. Some internships are paid while others are not. It depends on what the specific theatre offers. While your faculty will do everything to help you pursue an internship, you should understand that internships are not set up for you – you will have to go through the same audition process that any actor/technician would go through. There are a number of auditions held in and around our area: Lyceum Theatre (Arrow Rock, MO and Columbia, MO) and Midwest Auditions (St Louis) are two nearby audition sites. When you audition at Midwest you are auditioning for numerous theatre/entertainment companies in the United States. There are other audition locations (Memphis, TN, Straw Hat auditions in NY) that will be announced as those dates are available.

Theatre Practicum (TH 245/445). Students majoring in theatre are required to register for 4-5 hours of Theatre Practicum. Students may earn 1 credit hour per semester. Musical Theatre and Speech/Theatre Education are required to take 4 hours; General Theatre, Performance and Technical Theatre are required to take 5 hours. Theatre Practicum is a supervised work experience in any phase of theatre production. Requires work on MVC Main Stage productions. It is the students responsibility to register for Theatre Practicum.

For application and scholarship information please contact:

Admissions Office
(660) 831-4097