Theatre (BA)

The BA program in theatre provides students with a rigorous academic and hands-on theatre education within the context of a liberal arts degree. The program offers specialty course work in the following areas:

  • film
  • design and production
  • new work development
  • performance
  • theatre and performance studies
  • theatre for youth

Degree Offered

Theatre (BA)
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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

The bachelor's degree program in theatre provides an excellent broad-based foundation for work in the arts or entertainment professions or readies students for further training at graduate schools or conservatories. The program's liberal arts emphasis prepares graduates for a variety of occupations in both theatre and nontheatre fields. Opportunities may include work with:

  • arts entrepreneurship
  • production companies in theatre, television or film
  • schools
  • commercial entertainment

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary10.8%$64,300
Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio9.1%$69,100
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other6.8%*
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 19.2%$44,310
Program Directors9.1%$69,100
Radio and Television Announcers-14.3%$29,790
Talent Directors9.1%$69,100
Technical Directors/Managers9.1%$69,100

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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