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Theatre Arts

The theatre arts program provides a comprehensive education in theatre within the context of a broad liberal arts course of study. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The curriculum emphasizes the theoretical, the historical, and the practical.

The program provides a foundation in dramatic literature, theatre and film history, play-writing, and production. Advanced courses are available in acting, scene and costume design, lighting, theatre production, and cinema studies and production.

The department produces between 12 and 18 theatre pieces annually, led by practicing artists/teachers. Students are encouraged to become involved in all areas of production. Auditions and crew assignments are open to all university students.

Career Options

  • Performer, designer, technician, or director for professional theatre companies and entertainment venues 
  • Cinema production team member 
  • Script reader/publishing assistant 
  • Film director for non-profit agency 
  • Technician for an event production company 
  • Theatre teacher, K-12 
  • Founder of a new theatre company 
  • Marketing associate 
  • Educational programmer 
  • Graduate studies in theatre, film, business, law

Interesting Fact: Students and faculty artists work side by side to produce more than 20 full scale theatre and cinema projects each year!