About the Program
The theatre arts major provides the student with focused study in theatre history, criticism, literature, design and advanced performance, and production including acting, stagecraft and directing.
Theatre laboratories give students acting and production experience through an annual season of plays including musicals, classics and modern drama via settings including main stage, intimate dinner theatre, touring children’s theatre and alternative spaces. Plays are chosen to cover a representative range of styles, genre, topics and periods in any four-year course of study.
Work and practicum opportunities are also available in professional theatres, summer stock, theme parks and other related settings.
The program has an excellent record of students being admitted to graduate programs. Skills and qualities developed by the program include organization, artistic design, self-expression, leadership, human relations, self-awareness, critical judgment and creativity.
- Big Fish Pizza Party Preview | Thursday, October 4, 2018
- Small Room at the Top of the Stairs Pizza Party Preview | Thursday, November 15, 2018
- Little Shop of Horrors Pizza Party Preview | Thursday, January 31, 2019
- Steel Magnolias Pizza Party Preview | Wednesday, March 27, 2019
- SC Theatre Workshops | Monday, March 4, 2019
Past Theatre Productions
- Noises Off!
- Romeo and Juliet
- You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
- All My Sons
- Once Upon a Mattress
- Secondary Education Licensure
What Can I Do With This Major?
- Make-up artist
- Costume designer
- Acting coach
- Lighting designer
- Set designer
- Stage manager
- Theatre manager
- TASC (Theatre at Sterling College)
Theatre Arts Scholarship Requirements
Theatre Performance – Perform two contrasting monologues. In addition, if interested in Muscial Theatre please bring 16 bars of song.
Technical Theatre – Be prepared to discuss your interest in Technical Theatre. Bring any of the following (if available):
Photos of productions/props/set pieces you have worked on.
Drafting plates, or technical drawings you have created.
Prompt books, or research files you have created for your designs.
Any models or renderings.