Any student may declare the Theatre major. In addition to a breadth of study in the major’s core (a 21-hour component shared by all majors), students are given the freedom to choose one of five areas of focus, which include:

Theatre  View courses
Students who love everything about the theatre or who have specific interests in dramaturgy, playwriting, history, African-American theatre or simply want the broadest exposure to the field may choose this 37-credit-hour option.

Performance (Acting/Directing)  View courses
This track offers a 42-hour course of study for those interested in the performace. Beyond the core, course work includes three levels of acting, directing, voice (diction) and movement for the actor.

Costume Design and Technology   View courses
This 42-hour concentration not only serves students with career goals in the costuming fields, but also attracts students interested in fashion design or other aspects of the fashion industry. In addition to the core, course work involves classes in design, pattern drafting, art history and rendering.

Scenic/Lighting Design and Technology   View courses
This is a 42-hour concentration. Examples of some of the courses included beyond the theatre core include design, scenic painting, art history and advanced stagecraft.

Theatre for Youth   View courses
This concentration of 42 hours explores theatre and dramatic techniques and their applications for and with young audiences. A partial list of the courses in the track outside the theatre core includes creative drama, children’s theatre, devised theatre and other applied theatre techniques as well as directing.

Interested in teaching? Please inquire about possibly overlapping an undergraduate in theatre with a Masters in Teaching (MAT) theatre leading to teacher certification for K through 12. Email Laura Turner with the subject heading "MAT Program."