About the Program Theatre (BFA/BA)
A well-rounded study of Theatre involves traditional classroom research, intense studio work, creative discovery through voice, movement, and improvisation, as well as practical applications in diverse and thought-provoking performances and productions. Work in the major is balanced between courses in improvisation, acting, analysis, theatre history, workshop-style classes in acting, on camera techniques, directing, and hands-on classes in stagecraft and lighting.
Students selecting to major or minor in Theatre will find a program both diverse and practical in nature. The program integrates academic coursework and active workshops with a professional caliber production schedule, including two mainstage productions in the historic Broad Theater and a variety of student projects hosted in the Pelican black box theater and outdoor amphitheater.
The Theatre curricula combine history, theory and practice while also providing opportunities to develop individual talents and interests. Study in Theatre serves as an excellent preparation for professional careers and continued education not only in theatre but also in the fields of teaching, law, politics, communication, sales and management. For non-majors, the Theatre program includes experience and courses in fundamental methods and content.