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Tuition Fees:$19,241 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus:Cairo Campus
Application Deadline: March 2021
Programme Overview

The theatre program offers a bachelor’s degree and a minor in theatre. The curriculum balances the solid fundamental study of the literature, history, and theory of theatre with practical theatre experience in performance, directing, design, and technical theatre.
The program offers a liberal arts approach to theatre study, an approach that aims at enriching the students’ awareness of the role of theatre arts within society.

Theatre program majors follow a program of courses in dramatic literature, theory, and history; a program of studio courses (acting, directing, and design), and play and active role in the department’s productions.

A total of 120 credits is required for a bachelor’s degree in theatre.

Theatre program produces a season of fully-realized plays, sponsors student-directed plays, and hosts visiting productions in its three theatres, the Malak Gabr Theatre, Gerhart Theatre, and Black Box Theatre. The program offers students the opportunity to interact with internationally renowned guest artists who are brought to AUC to serve as directors, designers, and performers. Students who participate are eligible to receive course credit depending on the extent of their involvement.
Theatre program’s productions are an integral component of its curriculum and an essential part of the learning and training process. Auditions are open to all registered AUC students. Casting in a play is dependent upon the ability of the student to comply with the rigorous requirements of a given rehearsal schedule.


A total of 120 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in theatre.
*The Theatre program will not authorize substitution in the case of courses the student has failed.

**Core Curriculum (40 credits)
**Concentration Requirements (51 credits)
– Theatre in the Making (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Technical Theatre (3 cr.)
– Acting I (3 cr.)
– Play Analysis (3 cr.)
– Design for the Theatre (3 cr.)
– Directing I (3 cr.)
– Advanced Theatre Practicum (3 cr.)
– Dramatic Theory and Criticism (3 cr.)
– Senior Thesis (3 cr.)

Six credits to be chosen from among the following:
– Drama in Context I: Greeks to English Renaissance (3 cr.)
– Drama in Context II: Italian Renaissance to Modern (3 cr.)
– Drama in Context III: Modern and Contemporary (3 cr.)

Additional Requirements (15 credits)

Three credits from the following:
– Production Practicum (1 cr. per production)
– Rehearsal and Performance Practicum (1 cr.)

Five courses in the department to be chosen among the following:
– Acting in Arabic I (3 cr.)
– Drama in Context I: Greeks to English Renaissance (3 cr.)
– Drama in Context II: Italian Renaissance to Modern (3 cr.)
– Drama in Context III: Modern and Contemporary (3 cr.)
– Acting II (3 cr.)
– Special Topics in Acting (3 cr.)
–  Movement for the Stage (3 cr.)
–  Acting in Arabic II (3 cr.)
– Make Up for the Theatre (3 cr.)
– Playwriting I (3 cr.)
– Playwriting II (3 cr.)
– Design Practicum (3 cr.)
– Directing II (3 cr.)
– Stage Lighting (3 cr.)
– Costume Design for Theatre and Film (3 cr.)
– Senior Honors Project (3 cr.)

Collateral Requirements (3 credits)
One course chosen from the following:
– Arabic Drama (3 cr.)
– Shakespeare (3 cr.)
– Vocal Methods (3 cr.)

Electives (11 credits)
The program will actively encourage its majors to work towards minors in fields such as anthropology, sociology, literature, music, art, political science, or business administration. Elective credits will be used for the minor.

Admission Requirements

The university and the Egyptian Ministry of Education require that all students joining AUC undergraduate program complete a minimum of twelve years of primary and secondary education prior to enrollment in university courses. Applicants must provide proof, that they have completed at least twelve years of education.

All undergraduate degree-seeking admission applicants are required to submit official secondary school academic transcripts, and certificates. Applicants who have attempted post-secondary studies must also submit official academic transcripts, and/ certificates from each post-secondary school attended regardless of whether they have earned credit or seek transfer credit. All academic records not in English or Arabic must be accompanied by certified English translations.

All undergraduate degree applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting valid Academic IELTS, or International TOEFL or completed college-level English coursework.

Non-Egyptian Applicants and/or their sponsors must provide official evidence indicating that a minimum of $36,000 is available to cover the tuition, fees, travel, and living expenses for the first year of study at the University’

Application Process
Application Fees for Egyptian Students: $84
Application Fees for International Students: $84

How to Apply
1- Submit the online application form. (Application is available online only). The application can be renewed from the fall to the spring semester of the same academic year only. A new application should be submitted for a new academic year.
2- Fulfill the requirements of your secondary school certificate. The most common secondary school certificates accepted by AUC are listed below. The minimum cut-off scores for each certificate may change from one semester to another according to University requirements. Having the minimum academic requirements does not grant you an offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process.
– Thanawiya Amma
– German Abitur
– IGCSE/GCSE/GCE British Certificate
– International Baccalaureate
– French Baccalaureate
– American High School Diploma
– Canadian Certificates
– Other Certificates

1. Late submission of admission credentials decreases your chances of declaring science and engineering majors because places in these programs are limited.
2. Check that you have fulfilled all the University’s language requirements, as demonstrated by your TOEFL/IELTS scores.
– Results of the TOEFL/IELTS exams may be sent directly to the admissions office. AUC’s code number is 0903
– Both tests should be completed no more than two years prior to the first day of the term for which you are applying for admission
– English placement depends on your TOEFL/IELTS test scores
– Students who believe their placement in the ELI is not appropriate for their level of English proficiency are encouraged to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS. AUC does not offer “exemption” exams of any kind
– The deadline to submit improved English placement test scores is the last working day before the first day of classes each semester

3. Check that you have submitted all required documents by the set deadlines. Your application and a final admission decision will be pending the submission of all these documents. Applications submitted after the set deadlines will be considered according to space availability.
4. Provisional Admission: AUC considers the most academically qualified applicants for provisional admission if they earned excellent grades or submitted the necessary documents prior to the set deadlines.
5. Final acceptance will be given after submitting your final transcript and proof of graduation by or before the assigned deadlines.

About the Application Deadlines:
**Spring Semester (American system) which begins in January and ends in early May, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline October 1, 2020.
**Fall Semester (American system) which starts in late August and ends in late December, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline March 1, 2021.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Arts in Theatre:
– Stage Hand Supervisor Assistant Director
– Costume Designer Designer Senior Designer
– Playwright Writer And Editor Senior Copywriter
– Performer Actor Producer
– Light Technician Technician Electrician
– Lighting Designer Interior Designer Senior Designer

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Tuition Fees for Egyptian Students: $19,241
Tuition Fees for International Students: $21,858

**Tuition Fee per year for Egyptian Students: 305,827EGP ($19,410)
**Tuition Fee per year for International Students: 347,424EGP ($22,050)
– The tuition rate is based on a flat rate of $647 for Egyptian students per credit hour and $735 for international students per credit hour.
– Tuition fees for Egyptian students may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to CIB (Commercial International Bank) exchange rate on the day of payment. Tuition fees for international students must be paid in US dollars.
– Tuition fees are collected each semester. No student with an outstanding bill (including charges for breakage or library fines) will be admitted to any examination, given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Zeinab Taha
Interim Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries
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