Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre program are provided support and training as they concentrate their energies on theatre activities in a variety of ways.
The program includes both practical training and the opportunity to explore the broader philosophical and social issues facing the world today.
Theatre skills include presentational skills needed by leaders in business, teachers, politicians and many other career professionals who engage in leadership and consensus-building. Technical skills can be applied to all forms of dramatic presentation: television, film and stage productions of all kinds, including political rallies, concerts, or theme park events. It is the aim of the theatre program to provide students with the skills and intellectual competence that will lead to success in the world of theatre and beyond.
In theatre, career opportunities include: acting; directing; scenic, lighting, sound, and costume design; technical theatre production; stage management; and dramaturgy in professional and community venues onstage or in television or film; teaching drama/theatre (secondary school, university or studio); arts management; presentation consultation in business settings; and commercial and architectural lighting design, interior design and fashion design. Students with a B.A. in Theatre also find meaningful employment in business, nonprofit organizations, law and even NASA's education outreach programs.