BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: University of Georgia
The BroadwayWorld Student Centeris a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the country making it easier for prospective students by showcasing programs searchable by schools, location, degrees and concentrations.
The Student Center also offers a show calendar of college and high-school productions where schools can upload photos, videos, cast lists, articles and other media content for each of their shows. BWW will be combing through all content regularly and will launch weekly feature stories highlighting productions locally and nationally that have provided us with this extra content.
This week, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to feature the Department of Theatre & Film Studies at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA!
In 1951, the department incorporated Speech, becoming the Department of Speech and Theatre; the two fields split in 1969, creating the Department of Speech Communication and the Department of Drama and Theatre. In 1976, the department expanded to incorporate screen media, in particular cinema. A film studies minor was added in 1999, and a film studies major in 2006. In 1995, the department expanded its scope of inquiry further to incorporate the study and practice of digital media as a type of dramatic art, and the use of interactive media in live performance. In 2004, to reflect its expanded scope, the department's name was changed to Theatre and Film Studies.
Dr. David Saltz is the current Head of the Department of Theatre and Film Studies. There are 21 faculty members, four distinguished adjunct faculty members, three full-time staff members, and 36 graduate assistants.
Jim Barrow as Bellomy, Caleb Huett as Hucklebee, Stephanie Bacastow as Luisa, and Christopher Stapp as Matt
Stephanie Bacastow as Luisa and Edward McCreary as El Gallo
Christopher Stapp as Matt and Stephanie Bacastow as Luisa