Socially conscious, globally aware.
The BA major in theatre and performance gives you a world-class liberal arts education in the theatre, so you graduate prepared for stimulating internships, graduate studies, or further professional training in the United States and beyond.
From traditional theatre to cutting-edge interdisciplinary work, the theatre and performance major encourages creativity, intellectual curiosity, social engagement, and critical thinking through an enriching degree program. The core requirements combine scholarship and practice to provide students with a strong foundation in theatre history and dramatic literature, with mandatory stagecraft/production courses. Course offerings range from fundamentals of acting to playwriting and screenwriting to directing, with opportunities to explore digital media projections and nontraditional performance practices.
Theatre and performance majors are encouraged to expand the scope of their education further by studying abroad, as well as pursuing courses in other programs of study, such as art history, art and design, arts management, new media, sociology, anthropology, media, society, and the arts, cinema studies, gender studies, Asian studies, global black studies, Latin American studies, and literature.
Our program explores performance in variety of ways. Past productions have included:
Current theatre and performance major Leah Bickley ’22 started a nonprofit with her family to create PPE and help underrepresented voices in STEAMD.
The former soccer stand out and up-and-coming actor is on a roll.
Lenka Pichlikova, visiting assistant professor of theatre and performance, brings students to theatre festival.