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Department Head: Susan Simkowski
Advising Coordinator: Amber Bergthold
Phone: 479-788-7574

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:

Major and Minor

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre teaches skills necessary to pursue a successful career or graduate study in the profession. In this program, you will learn skills required to be a professional actor, director, producer, designer, technician, critic, or playwright. You will also study the liberal arts, especially the humanities, in order to gain an understanding of history, the arts, psychology, and modern culture and society. This knowledge will be extremely valuable as you learn your craft within the discipline. You may select a concentration in either acting/directing or design.
The minor in theatre is a structured selection of courses by which a student can enrich his or her academic preparation by offering students a way to enhance valuable communication skills. The minor complements a major by broadening the student’s academic experience.

What can I do with a degree in Theatre?

  • Actor
  • Critic
  • Director
  • Dramatist
  • Radio/newscaster
  • Set designer
  • Stage technician
  • Teacher
  • Prepare for graduate  and professional schools

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Why should you choose to major/minor in Theatre?

The major:
  • Prepares students for careers in theatre, television, film, and theatre education.
  • Faculty with professional experience in the field
  • Small program size means you are involved from day one
  • Particular emphasis  on original work and physical story-telling
  • Program decorated with numerous regional and national awards for its productions
The minor:
  • Develops skills in communication, leadership, and creativity
  • Focus on small group process and project completion skill sets
  • Useful skills for advertising, business, teaching, human resources, law, and politics

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Student Organization

  • Drama Club


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