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DEGREES OFFERED
Bachelor of Arts in Drama

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

Master of Fine Arts in Acting

Master of Fine Arts in Directing

Master of Fine Arts in Stage Management

Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design

Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design

PhD in Theatre

Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design

Master of Fine Arts in Scene Design


There can be few subjects as broad, or as fundamental to human civilization, as those of Drama and Theatre. While Drama is rightfully considered an entertainment, it is an entertainment that begins with the greatest literature ever written – from the classics of Euripides, Shakespeare and Molière to modern Americans like Tennessee Williams, August Wilson and David Henry Hwang – as presented in the most sophisticated performance techniques from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas they have developed over three thousand years. And Theatre – the practice of Drama – is a hands-on collaboration that involves real-time interactions with other artists, and displaying the results of your work to real-life audiences.

Notable Alumni Include: Cameron Henderson, Jenifer Foote, Mark Bedard, Jesse Sharp, Tyler Seiple, Nich Kauffman, Jennice Butler, Alison Plott, Nicole Erb, Ryan Imhoff, Beth Lopes, Perry Young, Quinn VanAntwerp, Alan Mingo, Jr., Andrew Samonsky, Teal Wicks, Jenn Colella, Michael Morgan, Eric Weaver, Ashley Moniz, Pippa Winslow-Rolandelli, Annie Nelson

Faculty Info: Lonnie Alcaraz, Stephen Barker, Cynthia Bassham, Andrew Borba, Richard Brestoff, Robin Buck, Juliette Carrillo, Robert Cohen, Myrona DeLaney, Efren Delgadillo Jr., Zachary Dietz, Holly Poe Durbin, Marcia (Marcy) Froehlich, Don Hill, Michael Hooker, Ketu Katrak, Martin Katz, Anthony Kubiak, Daphne Lei, Annie Loui, Mihai Maniutiu, Ian Munro, Vincent Olivieri, Jane Page, Andrew Palermo, Zachary Price, Bryan Reynolds, Tara Rodman, Eli Simon, Jaymi Lee Smith, Philip Thompson, Joel Veenstra.

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