Degrees Awarded: B.A. or B.F.A.
A liberal arts-based degree ideal for the student who wishes to pursue multiple interests in theatre and dance. *A minor field of study is required with this degree program*
A more intensive study for the budding professional: acceptance into the B.F.A. program is earned through a process of application, interview and audition (performers) or portfolio submission (Design and Technology, Playwriting & Stage Management). The BFA degree requires active involvement in the department for a minimum of four semesters after acceptance into B.F.A. candidacy. Some exceptions to this rule of residency may be made for transfer students. A minor field of study is not required with this degree program. B.F.A candidates’ choose a track prior to auditioning.
BFA auditions are held twice a year. Once in the Fall Semester in conjunction with scholarship auditions and once in the Spring Semester for BFA only. Incoming students may audition for admission to the BFA program once prior to beginning course work at NKU.
The School of the Arts combines Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts to bring unparalleled artistic opportunities to current and future students. Our minors come from every college on campus from Nursing to Mathematics, Political Science to Construction Management. SOTA's Prep programs, including the nationally recognized String Project, engage 900 students from children to adults annually.