Theatre

Theatre

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Students who choose a theatre major learn theatre from top to bottom and develop an understanding of the collaboration inherent in successful theatre production. You'll be encouraged to design your own approach to theatre by building a strong liberal arts background. Alongside that you'll be encouraged to participate in a variety of aspects of the school's theatre productions – acting, directing, design, costumes, lighting and promotion. You'll be mentored and supported by faculty members who have credentials in theatre as well as in classrooms.

Program Highlights

  • Faculty and students attend and compete at regional and national United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) conventions and the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (ACTF).
  • Lab sessions and technical and performance courses enable students to incorporate and apply classroom theory to actual theatre production.
  • A scenic studio, costume studio and sound production studio aid classroom learning and production work.
  • Competitive tuition scholarships awarded on promise, talent and scholastic performance.
  • Theatre students assist during auditions, performances, and festivals; organize trips, fundraisers, and workshops; and host high school visits.
  • Opportunities to participate in film production projects/local theatre productions and to design and implement your own creative projects.

Program Distinctions

  • Performing Arts Center includes the 400-seat Center Stage, the Arena Stage and the 300-seat Ruth Gant Recital Hall.
  • Script library contains thousands of play scripts and texts for research and consultation.
  • Accreditation through the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
  • Alumni working across the profession and across the country in universities, professional and amateur theatre companies, film and television.
  • 21st century approach to teaching Theatre through active collaboration, creative problem solving and knowledge integration.
Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

Theatre majors must choose a complementary minor from any discipline university-wide.
  • 1,100+ international students
  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
  • Tobacco-free campus since 2012
  • 2012 Diversity and Equity Award winner
  • 1 of 17 schools in the Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Consortium, Oxford, England

Popular Careers

  • Performer/Actor/Stage Manager
  • Broadcaster
  • Director/Producer
  • Technical/Casting/Fight Director
  • Set/Property Designer
  • Writer
  • Theater Management

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