Bachelor of Arts, B.A.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre may specialize in Acting, Design/Tech or Performance Studies.
The Theatre Department offers three specializations (Acting, Design/Tech or Performance Studies) within the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. All students take a variety of courses in all areas of theatre, with more advanced work required in their concentration.
Students pursuing a B.A. in Theatre will choose one of three specializations/tracks:
Acting/Performance - The Acting track is designed for those students who are interested in pursuing a career in Acting or to prepare for a MFA Graduate School program. Most theatre classes will center on Acting with a variety of electives that can be used to explore other aspects of Theatre. Students auditioning for the program should prepare 2 - 1 to 1 1/2 minute monologues and provide a headshot and resume. Admission decisions will be based on the audition and an interview.
Design/Tech - The Design/Tech track concentrates on both the design and technical aspects of Theatre. Most theatre classes will center on Scenery, Costumes and/or Lighting, with a variety of electives to be used in other areas. This track is appropriate for students interested in working in the Design or Technical areas of Theatre or to prepare for an MFA Graduate School program. Students auditioning for the program should provide a resume and prepare a portfolio of their Design and Technical work (either realized or theoretical) as well as drawings/artwork, etc. Admission decisions will be based on the portfolio review and an interview.
Performance Studies - The Performance Studies track approaches theatre from a holistic perspective. Students will choose from classes that cover all aspects of theatre. This track is appropriate for students interested in Directing, Stage Management, Teaching at the High School level, Dramaturgy or those thinking about pursuing a Ph.D. in Theatre. Students interested in this program should provide a resume and 2-3 page essay on their interest in Theatre as well as their career goals. Admission decisions will be based on the review of written materials and an interview.