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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric

Theater at Bates is both a field of academic study and an extra-curricular activity. As an academic department, our goal is to provide a comprehensive introduction to all areas of theater. Our program gives equal emphasis to artistic training and to the study of the literature, history, and theory of the stage. We offer courses ranging from classical drama to performance art, and provide instruction in acting, directing, dance, and design. Building on this foundation, students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field are well prepared for further work at the graduate or conservatory level, or for graduate work in related fields in the humanities. (Martin Andrucki, Chair of Theatre.)

Notable Alumni Include:

Faculty Info: Martin Andrucki, Tim Dugan, Carol Farrell, B. Christine McDowell, Justin Moriarty, Clifford Odle, Michael Reidy, Katalin Vecsey,

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