At UMBC we believe that theatre is an ever-changing art form, responding to and creating new ideas that confront our ethical, political, and artistic ideas and practices. Degree programs leading to an Acting, BFA, a Theatre BA; Theatre Studies Track, or a Theatre BA; Design & Production Track provide students with the interdisciplinary skills to become actively engaged with their art and with the world around them. A dedicated faculty focuses on each student’s evolution as an artist and as a person, making the study of theatre at UMBC a life-changing experience that stimulates, challenges and inspires.
New Ways and New Plays — Our Vision for the Future: UMBC Theatre fosters artistically innovative and socially engaged graduates in a leading liberal arts program. Using the latest technologies and practices, we experiment with theatrical forms, create provocative new work, and give voice where it is most needed.
All theatre/acting majors take the same core courses, and have opportunities to participate in production, scholarship, creative work, and/or internships.
For students focusing on one or more areas of theatre design and/or production: lighting, sound, set, costume.
For students with multiple interests, and/or planning to double-major.
For students who want conservatory style acting training within their honors university education. Students must enter via audition or evaluation.
There’s also a Minor in Theatre for those students who are interested in being involved in Theatre, but may be pursuing a major in another department. Opportunities in the Minor are as varied as the students who desire to pursue it.