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.