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Whether you want to be on the stage or work behind the scenes, you’ll thrive in our Department of Theatre.

In our performance major, you’ll learn how to dig into the script and perfect your craft on stage. Theatre production students will learn about operations on both sides of the curtain, from production stage management and scenery installation to patron services. Theatre studies students are immersed in the literature of theatre and the world of audience development and dramaturgy, a new and growing field in the theatre profession.



Theatre Performance
Theatre Production & Design



The department follows a professional model, preparing you for the environment you’ll step into after graduation. Shows are produced by developing the strength of the ensemble, which helps you build collaboration skills with your fellow theatre practitioners.

Our students often begin performing on the main stage in their first semester.

  • There are four main stage productions each year, including a student-directed show and a major musical, and six second stage productions

  • You’ll collaborate with the Department of Music on their annual opera program

  • We offer a second stage season-experimental, edgy and fueled by students’ artistic desires

Our faculty will help you find the right internships in theaters across the country. You will develop your professional experience resume and build your network so you can pursue an advanced degree or employment opportunities in acting or related theatre fields.

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