The Department of Theatre Arts curriculum provides learning opportunities in all major aspects of theatre. Academic theory is interwoven with practical application through student participation in theatrical productions and in-class projects. Three to eight annual departmental, senior project and student theatre company productions provide opportunities to perform, design, stage-manage, direct, produce and take on other leadership roles throughout the year. Guest artists interact with students in production, workshop, coaching and mentoring situations. Students who take full advantage of the opportunities offered will emerge as theatre artists who impact society through the kinds of theatre they create, the way they work, the stories they bring to light, and the audiences they choose to serve.
Many alumni have pursued graduate degrees at such top institutions as Yale University and New York University. Others have joined professional internship programs at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago or companies in Minneapolis, Seattle, St. Louis and San Francisco. Still other graduates now use the creative, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills they developed through their theatre arts studies in occupations ranging from sports broadcasting to business management to teaching.
Performing Arts & the Liberal Arts
Bria Robinson '17 mixes music, acting, singing, dancing and volleyball as part of her liberal arts education. Her aspirations include graduate school and Broadway.More
Dan McCoy '00 finds himself at the top of his profession as a staff writer for “The Daily Show,” hosted by Jon Stewart. It is the first time he has held a full-time job in comedy. But this is not as improbable as it sounds. More
Acting with Dignity
Actor Owiso Odera '96 means to change the way Hollywood tells Africa’s story, and in so doing tell his own. He has appeared in recurring roles in such television series' as "Numb3rs," "Flash Forward," "Three Rivers" and "The Unit."More