The theatre major has been designed for students who wish to pursue careers in an array of arts, entertainment and teaching areas. Graduates will be qualified for professional entry-level jobs, and as strong candidates for graduate and professional schools. The core theatre major exists for those students wishing to double major or for broad exposure to the totality of theatre art. Students may also select an emphasis in performance or design-technology.
Focuses on an integrative process that sets an actor in motion physically, verbally, and emotionally, leading to creative and informed choices in character development and dramatic texts.
Focuses on the development of the artistic abilities required for production in theatre arts. Students learn theory and skills in the areas of lighting, sound, scenery, props, stage management, and other related positions.
The core theatre major exists for those students wishing to double major or for broad exposure to the totality of theatre art.
Teacher Licensure in Theatre Arts (PK-12)
Students who seek an endorsement in theater arts must complete the courses for a major in theatre performance, complete the secondary education minor, be admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program, pass teacher licensure requirements, and take an additional course (THEA 311 Directing). Contact the School of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling for a Secondary Education Minor advisor. More information can be found in the School of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling pages.