The Theatre program provides intensive instruction and stage experience taught by professional theatre artists and emphasizes development of a riveting stage presence based on dynamic physicality, emotional authenticity and a commanding voice. Students will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of a working theatre company. Our former students have been performing on Broadway and national tours in the following shows: King Kong, Dear Evan Hanson, Kinky Boots and Cinderella. LIU Post is just a short train ride away from Manhattan.
The Theatre Arts programs are designed to help you place theatre within the wider context of humanistic studies. The curriculum covers the broad-based study of theatre history and literature, acting, dance, design, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, management and technical production. Classes are small and faculty members provide a supportive environment for you to develop as an individual artist.
LIU Post theatre arts majors are active participants in the Post Theatre Company, which produces plays and musicals for the public and campus community. Students have access to a number of performance spaces to showcase their talents. Our beautiful suburban campus is only 50 minutes away from the theatre capital of the world – New York City. There are many opportunities to collaborate with professional playwrights, directors and producers.
Some common occupations for graduates of the Department of Theater, Film, Dance and Arts Management include costume, makeup, and set design for stage, television, and film, live theatre performer, teacher, choreographer or company dancer, director, cinematographer, screenwriter or editor for television and film, talent agent, publicist, manager, entertainment attorney, programming director or venue manager.
Department of Theatre, Film, Dance, and Arts Management: 516-299-2353
LIU Post Admissions: 516-299-2900