Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
The B.A. course of study provides students with a well-rounded theatre education, preparing them for any number of careers in theatre or for graduate school. Students will study performance, technical and theoretical aspects of the theatre, and be encouraged to think analytically about theatre's larger place in the world. There is no audition requirement for the B.A. program.
There is a special B.A. track leading to an M.B.A. in 5 years.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Students audition for the B.F.A. programs during their first semester. All theatre and musical theatre B.F.A. candidates must complete a graduation project in their primary area of focus (performance, design, or stage management) in order to graduate.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting
The B.F.A. in acting affords the student the resources and opportunity for an acting career stressing the fundamentals as well as technical skills needed in the industry.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre
The B.F.A. in musical theatre offers an opportunity for the very talented and motivated student to prepare themselves to pursue a career in professional performance. The program focuses on acting, dance, and singing and musical skills through course work in both the Department of Theatre and Department of Music.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Theatre and Design
The B.F.A in technical theatre and design program provides training and opportunities for students who want to pursue a career in the fields of lighting, scenic, costume and properties design, stage management, scenic construction, and painting and technical direction. Student get extensive experience mounting mainstage productions where they are encourages to take a major design and staff positions as early as they are ready.
Minors in Acting or Technical Theatre
Students with an interest in these areas receive training and opportunities to explore and expand their love and knowledge for the art of theatre while pursuing degrees in other fields. The minor program is designed to enrich the students educational experience, not to prepare them for careers in these fields.