The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama program seeks to provide students with the foundation needed to pursue careers in acting, design, stage management, directing, the entertainment industry and/or graduate study. Students are given the opportunity to receive a comprehensive knowledge of theatre history and dramatic literature, as well as practical experience in production and performance. Many theatre major graduates choose to pursue a master's degree upon completion of this program.
Students pursuing a theatre major will study topics such as acting, stage direction, lighting and design. Students will study dramatic literature including the major periods dating from early Greece to the Restoration. Students will be introduced to the art and craft of designing and executing two-dimensional, three-dimensional and special effects stage makeup. Another topic of exploration is stagecraft, which includes set and prop construction. The Theatre and Drama program works closely with the Music program to produce a series of major productions throughout the school year. Auditions for all of the productions are open to the entire student body. Scholarships are available by audition and interview.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.