Theatre Major

If you love theatre and want to be part of a vital performance program where you will get chances, even as a freshman, to work on and off stage, then our Theatre major at York College is what you want. In our major you will learn how to write and analyze texts and documents, solve problems quickly and effectively, speak energetically and dramatically to audiences of all kinds and sizes and contribute significantly to any group or team.

Careers in Theatre

Theatre majors are prepared for careers in education, management, marketing, advertising, law, and public policy, as well as professional and graduate theatre programs.

Careers include:

  • Acting
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Theatre
  • Scene Design and Construction
  • Costume Design and Construction
  • Lighting Design and Technology

Professionalism is...


Rebecca Dippel "is being in the right place, at the right time...and being prepared."




Rebecca Dippel,




Learn more about all things professional at York College.



Students in the Theatre major have access to many opportunities on and offstage in the the Waldner Performing Arts Center (WPAC). Learn more about the WPAC.


R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Capek
March 26-29, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center

Rossum's Universal Robots turns out millions of manufactured workmen with no souls, desires or feelings. 

Learn more about R.U.R. and other Cultural Series events.

Class Spotlight

Makeup for Theatre

Mary Cyr, adjunct professor