CREATE, DESIGN, PERFORM
at one of the most successful, respected, and personalized undergraduate training programs in the nation.
For more than 70 years the Department of Theatre Arts has drawn students from across the United States and around the world. With 24 faculty, all of whom are professionals in their individual fields of study, we offer five degree programs and two minors. Embracing professional standards in the studio, classroom, and production laboratory, the department is committed to attracting a diverse body of students.
Acceptance into all degree programs in our department is done through a highly selective audition or interview process.
B.A. in theatre studies, offering maximum flexibility in exploring a wide range of career opportunities in theater;
B.F.A. in acting, offering intensive and highly individualized instruction, with opportunities within the liberal arts curriculum for a broader general education;
B.F.A. in musical theatre, offering rigorous, performance-oriented training in singing and acting techniques, with a secondary emphasis on dance;
B.S. in theatre arts management, combining highly individualized practical training with a well-rounded liberal arts education;
B.F.A. in theatrical production arts, emphasizing practical theater training and its place in the liberal arts and offering two concentrations -- theater technology and theatrical design;
minors in theatre and dance, allowing students with other interests to gain more training alongside their chosen majors.
Our alumni share a rich history and bring credit to themselves and to the theater arts department. Check out the Notable Alumni section of our website.