Our curriculum is designed to provide the best possible learning and training for students majoring in Theatre Arts. The program offers a broad liberal education as well as specialized professional training that emphasizes skills as well as knowledge. The faculty works with each student to create an artistic point of view and a professional work ethic appropriate for the theatre and other endeavors.
The Theatre Arts major is time consuming and physically demanding. Participation in Mainstage and Studio productions is a part of the educational program. All majors and minors must be free to participate in theatre activities on weekends and during the evening.
All theatre students take a series of core courses in the major. In addition, students must pursue one of the three tracks offered by the department:
includes a five level acting sequence and acting enrichment courses
All Theatre Arts majors must complete required core courses in theatre regardless of their track.
The following checklists are available to help students keep a record of the classes they need to complete for graduation.
The department has a Main Stage Theatre, Studio Theatre, the Dreyer MFA lab and a state-of-the-art Studio Theatre. We produce four Main Stage and 10 to 15 Studio projects and productions each year. The undergraduate projects and productions are cast only with undergraduate students.
The department offers opportunities for undergraduates to direct and stage manage and to work in all forms of theatre, including musical theatre, feminist theatre, mime and movement theatre.
Non Majors who are interested in the "behind the scene" aspects of the theatre may inquire about working in the shops for extra curricular activity or credit. Students working in the shops must follow the same agreements made with theatre majors and show a continued interest in the program. If non-majors are not able to participate as expected, they will be asked to no longer participate. Please contact the heads of the shops for more detailed information.
Department of Theatre Arts
Center for the Arts, Room 3037 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.