College of Fine Arts and Communication

Department of Theatre Arts


Towson University's Department of Theatre Arts offers undergraduate programs in Acting, Theatre Studies and Design and Production that balance a broad liberal arts perspective of theatre with the specifics of professional training. Our graduates are prepared for placement in professional theatres and graduate school. Some students use the skills they learn in our program to enter related fields.

The Master of Fine Arts program is for artists dedicated to exploring all aspects of contemporary theatre making while developing individual social, political and aesthetic perspectives.

Come see a play. Come spend a day and see if Towson's theatre program is for you.


Department of Theatre Arts
Center for the Arts, Room 3037 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2792
Fax: 410-704-3914

President Emerita Maravene Loeschke


The Department of Theatre Arts mourns the loss and celebrates the life of our beloved alumna, teacher, mentor, and friend, Towson University President Emerita Maravene Loeschke. The world is a better place because she was in it.




news and events


The Sneaky Power of Amy Schumer, in ‘Trainwreck’ and Elsewhere - New York Times (This link will open in a new window)

Theatre Arts faculty members Juanita Rockwell and Naoko Maeshiba have been awarded Ruby Grants.

Senior Lillie Kahkonen received the ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls) scholarship to the Lighting Design International conference in LasVegas this past fall.

Brandon Broady ’08, will host BET daily comedic variety show “The Xperiment,” premiering Monday, March 2.

•Guest Artist Rinde Eckert Begins residency with Towson Theatre Arts and Dance Departments

•Alumna Amy Schumer is scheduled to host the MTV Movie Awards on April 12, 2015. (This link navigates away from

MFA alumni Eric F. Avery and Julia M. Smith will perform in Basil Twist's version of Rite of Spring at the Lincoln Center, October 15th-18th. Tickets and information available here.

MFA Alum Lola Pierson has recieved a Ruby Grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

This past semester, MFA candidates Rowen Haigh and Sean Mahoney traveled to Pune, India to take part in the Pukaar festival.

The Towson University Department of Theatre Arts has been voted Best College Theatre Program in Maryland Theatre Guide's Readers' Choice Awards Best of 2013

Towson University students Jenna Rossman and Caitlin Weaver have been honored with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. Caitlin Weaver also received the region's Classical Acting Award.




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