Theatre Programs of Study
With theatre, you have to be ready for anything - Willem Dafoe
Choose from three programs of study to become a theatre professional with the skills, experience and contacts needed to succeed in a competitive field. Each program offers individual attention and outstanding opportunities to participate in productions, study and travel internationally, and work with renowned guest artists.
Many theatre students choose to double major or minor in a field like technology, psychology, English, history, public relations or communication studies to increase their marketability. We also offer minors in dance and arts administration.
You may wonder: What’s the difference between a BFA (bachelor of fine arts) and a BA (bachelor of arts)? There’s no difference in the quality of training or opportunities you’ll receive. A BFA gives you a common core of various theatre courses but requires four years of focused coursework and practical application and training. A BA gives you a comprehensive understanding of theatre while providing the flexibility to develop a specific focus in the major or pursue a secondary area of study that fits your career goals.