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Top Five

Top five reasons to choose this major!

Conservatory Training within the Liberal Arts

At Ithaca College we believe that undergraduates should be exposed to a broad Liberal Arts education, as well as conservatory training in Theatrical Production. We take the Liberal Arts seriously – and so does Ithaca College! Students take a general education course of study that challenges them to consider complex problems in multiple disciplines.

The Undergraduate Choice

At Ithaca College, we are exclusively committed to the undergraduate experience, and only accept undergraduate students. 100% of our resources are dedicated to training undergraduate students.

Training the Complete Theatre Artist

We complement that Liberal Arts education with intensive conservatory training in Theatrical Production and a broad range of theatre courses. All of our students are required to complete at least one major capstone production assignment in either Design or Technology before they graduate, and most students do several. Students experience a diversity of productions, from drama to musical theatre, opera to dance. When our students graduate they have a portfolio of realized work that prepares them to enter the profession or graduate school. Former students have attended top tier graduate schools, including: Yale, NCSA, NYU, and Carnegie Mellon.

Get Your Hands on the Stuff

Our facilities are state-of-the-art, with a recent $10 million renovation. Our students gain first-hand experience in the most up-to-date theatre technologies, including moving lights, light boards, moving scenery, and digital sound.

Join the Ithaca Theatre Alumni Network

When you graduate from Ithaca College, you join the network of our successful alumni whose work can be seen on Broadway, in regional theatres across the country, on tour, in production shops, and in allied fields such as architecture, film, television, and industrial events. In your senior year you can connect with this alumni network through our intensive “Field Studies in NYC” program.