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PROGRAMS

NEW B.A. in Theatre Studies
Students interested in multiple areas of theatre practice develop an array of skills in both technical production and performance through this dynamic, flexible track.  Those pursuing the BA in Theatre Studies produce traditional theatre and devise new works by serving as directors, dramaturges, designers, performers and playwrights in an ensemble-based training.  The track provides a rigorous course of study in technical production with training on state of the art scenic, audio and lighting equipment.  The degree is ideally suited for the double-major wishing to combine this BA in creative practice with other undergraduate studies.

B.A. in Theatre Design and Production
Students with an interest in Theatre Design and Production will study with faculty who are professionals in the field. Our new state-of-the art Proscenium Theatre and Black Box Theatre are supported with the most sophisticated technology labs and equipment. In this track, five areas of design/theatre production are offered: stage management, scenery, costuming, lighting and sound. These majors have opportunities to work with faculty and guest design assistants, and they serve as designers on student directed productions. They also can serve as a stage manager, master carpenter, master electrician, props master, draper, crafts person, and stitcher on a range of department productions and student projects.

B.F.A. in Acting
The B.F.A. in Acting track is designed for students who are interested in an intensive performance program leading to the pursuit of graduate study and/or careers in professional acting. These students immerse themselves in advanced technique in acting, voice, and movement courses, and learn the application of these skills to characterization in a wide range of productions in which they perform.

* In all theatre tracks, students complete the full General Distribution Requirements of the university.