Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

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About the Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre combines theatre with the liberal arts. Students minor in other subjects, or follow a directed course of study in various disciplines, from directing to playwriting to theater management.

Our theatre faculty have won awards for producing, directing, and designing including Tony Awards, Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Awards, Hollywood Drama-Logue Awards and many others. You’ll meet guest artists and directors at the top of their fields and build contacts in the industry. 

Theatre students and faculty have worked on AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies, Lincoln and Loving. Our department also has a partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond’s leading professional theatre company. Students have landed positions with The Public Theater, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre (D.C.), and Santa Fe Opera, and on-screen performances in productions from Netflix, FOX, Disney and Paramount.

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Introduction to Drama
  • Movement for the Actor
  • Costume Construction
  • Black Theatre
  • Audio Mixing for Theatre

Our alumni are:

  • Set, lighting and special effects designers
  • Hair, makeup and costume designers
  • Actors on stage and film
  • Voice over artists

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