University of Portland
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5000 N. Willamete Blvd.
The theater program at the University of Portland is dedicated to providing a broad-based generalist foundation for undergraduate students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities necessary for establishing a life-long association with the theater as actors, directors, teachers, designers, theater managers, and patrons. Furthermore, its aim is to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning in a personal, energetic, interactive, liberal arts environment. This is accomplished by offering a broad-based curriculum of theater courses that provides a common knowledge base and skill level. Beyond that, the program provides advanced course work in three areas of specialization that prepare students for a myriad of career and educational options in performance, tech/design, and production management. Finally, the program provides a variety of production opportunities open to the entire campus student community. Students are encouraged, mentored, and supervised in these productions, where they are challenged to use their academic background and technical training in the real laboratory of live theater.
Notable Alumni Include: Kunal Nayyar, David Salsa