Experience theatre from every angle
The Department of Theatre offers to a wide range of academic and professional experiences in the pursuit of innovative ways to see, investigate, and make theatre for a new generation. We stage a variety of productions annually, in styles ranging from musicals to Shakespeare to original devised plays. Our productions are integrated into our curriculum: students read, study, and analyze a plays, and then apply their experiences as actors, directors, or designers.
Find the path that fits you
Our undergraduate programs—including a variety of combined majors and minors—enable students to create a personalized path that blends comprehensive theatre training and education with performance and professional development opportunities.
The study of theatre is inherently multi-disciplinary and boldly responsive to the moment in which we live. We aim to deliver a strong foundation of artistic knowledge and experiences with an innovative curriculum that explores theatre’s diverse techniques and dynamic career possibilities. All students can tailor their studies to meet their ambitions while developing a creative process and philosophy that are uniquely their own.
Theatre & Co-op
Through co-op experiences, students gain an understanding of the living art of theatre while exploring future career paths—from performance and production to casting and management to marketing and fundraising. Theatre majors connect classroom and stage experiences with real-world knowledge in regional theatres and opera companies, in television and film, and in vibrant theatre cities around the globe.
Creative Practice Research
Our department offers many opportunities to advance new knowledge about theatre and performance in the 21st century. Students, faculty, and staff collaborate on bold approaches to creative practice research that includes scholarship, teaching, publications, and theatre-making.