The Stockton Theatre Program is an immersive B.A. program with a focus on developing new works and adapting classics. Students are engaged through hands-on learning experiences with faculty and guest artists from Broadway, Hollywood, and beyond.
The program aims to produce graduates who are adaptable to a diverse range of fields from Business and Entrepreneurship to Education and the Performing Arts. Students will leave Stockton Theatre as effective communicators, creative thinkers, and detailed problem solvers.
Stockton Theatre features both face-to-face and immersive online training, highlighted by our Online Professional Residencies, making Stockton a progressive program for 21st century learning.
Top Five Reasons to Study Performing Arts at Stockton
The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us; they foster creativity, a positive attitude, and an appreciation for beauty. The performing arts express cultural values, build bridges between communities, and bring us together regardless of ethnicity, religion, race, gender, or age.
Creativity & Innovation
The arts promote creativity and innovation. U.S. News and World Reports indicates that creativity is among the top skills sought by business leaders, with 72% stating that creativity is of high importance when hiring.
Studying the arts improves academic performance. Students who participate in the arts have higher GPAs and lower drop-out rates, regardless of socio-economic status.
Teamwork & Collaboration
The arts have social impact. University of Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated that a high concentration of the arts in a city leads to higher civic engagement, more social cohesion, and lower poverty rates. A vibrant arts community ensures that young people are not left to be raised solely in a pop culture environment.
Adapting to Change
The arts improve personal health. Their healing benefits to patients promote shorter hospital stays, better pain management, and improved mental health.