The Theatre Performance major is ideal for students wanting to pursue professional careers in acting and directing. The curriculum provides holistic training in all aspects of theatre arts with an added primary focus on performance. Courses will provide a comprehensive experience of the collaborative work and artistry required to create a theatrical production. Available courses include:
- Creative Dramatics
- Voice for Musical Theatre
- Acting for the Camera
- Acting: Shakespeare
The department produces about 8 full productions each year. The productions vary from Shakespeare to pop musicals. All productions are performed in full by theatre students. The majority of sets and scenery are also created by the students. This hands-on experience develops the participants’ skill and experience.
The Theatre Department also offers a summer study abroad program every other year. This programs gives students the opportunity to experience theatre in different cultures. Graduates can choose different routes after the completion of this degree. Some go to graduate school and others go to work in the entertainment industry.
Theatre Arts students can live at the Fine Arts Living-Learning Center in North Village. Living-Learning Centers are housing opportunities designed to place students of common interests together.
Prospective students must apply to join the Theatre Arts program. The application process includes an interview and audition.
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