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DEGREES OFFERED
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Interdisciplinary Emphasis

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Emphasis

Bachelor of Fine Arts in General Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Directing Emphasis

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts in Directing

Bachelor of Arts in Design and Technical Theatre

Bachelor of Arts in Dance/Movement

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design & Technical Theatre Emphasis

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts in Costume/Make Up Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Costume Design Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts in Acting/Theatrical Voice Emphasis

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre


The two-fold mission of the Theatre Department is to provide a foundation for the artistic and intellectual growth of our students and to offer a cultural opportunity to the community through public performance. Theatre is a multi-art form, consisting of performance, design, technology, art, music dance, and literature. Therefore, the education of Theatre students requires a comprehensive program of practical application of techniques and theory, plus personal awareness, in order to prepare students for productive participation in an increasingly diverse and multi-cultural world. The performance offered to the public should provide a varied season of productions to build an appreciation of the theatrical event as well as an increased sense of the value of the arts in our society.

Notable Alumni Include:

Faculty Info: Scott Bartley, Sarah Atkinson, Chelsea Branigan, Wesley Broulik, Anne Kendall, Christie Maturo, Scott McKenna, Ryan Raven Ong, Kristen Palmer, Leigh Radziwon, Melissa Sauer.

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