Theatre

All the world’s a stage, and our theatre program will prepare you for all aspects of it. You will receive instruction in acting, critical analysis, directing, stage design, stage movement, technical production and theatre history.

Program Overview

Our program provides instruction in all aspects of theatre, giving you the foundation you need for advanced studies, professional and nonprofessional performance, and teaching and directing secondary school theatre programs.

You also have the opportunity to complement your studies in theatre with studies in a related discipline by adding a minor or second major. Many students combine theatre with studies in business, communication (radio and television courses), English (drama courses), fine arts or psychology.

The University produces four mainstage plays during the academic year, challenging the prowess of both student actors and stage technicians. As a theatre major, you will audition for, and work on, each mainstage production. The modern and well-equipped Boll Theatre houses the majority of our productions.

Additional opportunities for acting and writing can be found in our Studio Theatre, which gives you the freedom to experiment with one-act plays, revues and full-length plays, ranging from classics to contemporary theatre.

In order to prepare you for work in our global society, you will also complete a language requirement. You may satisfy the requirement by taking a proficiency examination, completing an intermediate-level language course or participating in an approved education abroad experience.

Academic Requirements

Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".