The theatre arts program develops creative artists and technicians who are prepared for applied professional work or continued academic pursuits. Through multidisciplinary study and artistic collaboration, students will deepen their aesthetic sensibility, engage in intellectual and creative activity, and develop greater social awareness and responsibility.

The department produces a minimum of three mainstage shows each year through the Theatre Arts Lab Series: a musical, a contemporary play, and a classical play. These selections explore different time periods, as well as the comedic and dramatic elements of the human condition. There are additional performance/production opportunities through clubs, such as the improv team, dance team, and choral ensembles, as well as special events like The Black Box Experiment and staged readings.

We offer three concentrations within the theatre arts major: performance, technical theatre and general studies.

Career Opportunities

What will your study of the arts enable you to do? Just about anything! The study of theatre helps develop skills that can be applied to a wide range of experiences and career paths. Gain advanced abilities in time management, creative problem solving, interpersonal communications, working collaboratively, dedication/discipline, and more! Apply these skills to the entertainment industry: acting, stage managing, technical production, casting, designing, etc. Or apply them to related industry fields in marketing, box office, audience development, house management, etc. Or apply them to any number of careers in business, education, psychology, sociology, medicine, law, and more. On stage, back stage, off stage—it’s learning for a lifetime.

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