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Turn Passion into Purpose

Our nationally ranked and NAST-accredited Department of Theatre Arts provides robust professional training and a liberal arts approach to the study of the art and craft of theatre. Students who major in theatre arts prepare for careers in performance, design/production, theatre arts management, stage management, theatre studies, and related fields in an ever-changing industry.

Why Choose Ithaca College?

  • Expert direction. Get one-on-one mentorship from faculty and staff experienced in a wide range of theatrical techniques. 

  • Character development. Experience a conservatory-style approach within an innovative, comprehensive, residential college experience. Grow and develop as an artist and as a person.

  • Perfect timing. Get hands-on production experience beginning the first year, receiving increasing responsibilities as technical skills and proficiency grow.

  • A change of scenery. Take advantage of study-abroad opportunities that reveal the larger theatrical world, with programs at the IC London Center and the National Theatre Institute in Connecticut or Moscow, Russia. 

  • A well-rehearsed future. As an IC theatre arts graduate, you'll be ready for success in the ever-changing professional entertainment industry and possess transferable skills to related fields. 

Program Features

Our Programs

Acceptance into all degree programs in our department is done through a highly selective audition or interview process.

  • Theatre Studies (B.A.)
  • Theatre Arts Management (B.S.)
  • Theatre Production & Design (BFA)
  • Acting (B.F.A.)
  • Musical Theatre (B.F.A)
  • Minors in Theatre and Dance
Find the major for you
Come and visit!

Tour the IC campus and theatre facilities. Talk to current students, meet with faculty, see a production—and discover why Ithaca College is "the undergraduate choice" for training and education in all aspects of theatre!

Plan your visit

Apply Now

Applications for the Fall of 2019 are now being accepted. Learn more about our interview and audition process or submit a request for information about our programs of study.

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