Division of Theatre
The Division of Theatre offers students an individualized blend of academic and practical theatre studies in a vibrant community where faculty, students, and professional staff gather to study and create theatre. We welcome diverse students from across the country to broaden our theatrical perspectives and develop improved skills in critical thinking.
Our integrated approach to practice and research includes stagecraft, performance, design, dramatic literature, dramaturgy, and theatre management using theoretical, historical and practical approaches to theatre and performance. Small class sizes mean you receive individual attention and create professional relationships with mentors. Our classwork is immediately integrated in main stage performances from costume and prop design to stage combat and dance. Our students run the box office, weld set pieces, and direct and design alongside theatre professionals. Participation in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival gives our students opportunities to expand their theatre knowledge and contacts. Recent graduates are working at Virginia Rep in Richmond, Gamut Theatre in Harrisburg, and Opera Philadelphia. Join us today!