Discover what makes the Ithaca College theatre studies program unique, including what to expect year by year, where IC alumni are today, and all that you need to apply and interview.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Studies at Ithaca College combines an interdisciplinary education in theatre with broad experience in the liberal arts. The program develops holistic theatre artists who not only practice theatre but also use theatre to reflect and shape the society in which we live.
As a Theatre Studies major, you cultivate a passion for playwriting, directing, dramaturgy, theatre history, and more. Our curriculum also includes courses in technical theatre, stagecraft, design, theatre arts management, dramatic literature, and elective opportunities in the study of dance.
Theatre Studies majors are strongly encouraged to pursue additional majors or minors; popular choices include English, History, Psychology or dual degrees in Cinema or Television. Opportunities to serve as assistant directors or dramaturgs for the Center for Theatre and Dance productions and some students participate in the annual New Play Incubator. Additionally, students are encouraged to work with student-run theatre organizations on campus, such as IC Second Stage.
Many students spend one semester during their junior year studying abroad at the Ithaca College London Center.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Studies is a liberal arts degree and serves as a foundation for advanced study in almost any field, as well as entry into the theatre profession.