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. 

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