Our students have unique opportunities to gain on-the-job training within the theatre program.
Students have a variety of options to gain performance experience. Every year the theatre program produces at least three main stage productions. SPIN Theatre Company and Top Banana Improv Troupe are student-led groups that offer opportunities as well.
"I love that there is an opportunity to get feedback not only from faculty but peers as well. The theatre program is so supportive; I have grown so much as an actor through being in this environment. Additionally, working backstage as well as onstage here has helped me be appreciative of all aspects of performance."
-Emma Brashear '18
Our program offers many opportunities to learn about design and technical production. Students can work in the costume shop and/or scene shop to learn construction skills. In addition, students participate as run crew, stage managers assistant directors, and designers in our mainstage productions.
"I work in the costume shop and it is such a fun experience and positive environment. The faculty teach us everything that goes into making a production's set and costumes through hands-on experience. I was also able to design props for our mainstage production of "Twelfth Night"."
-Andrew Tiede '19
Students can learn administrations skills in our program. We have opportunities to work in faculty offices, production management, or web content and social media. Students are also able to work with Faculty members as research assistants.
"I am treated as a colleague within the department through my work as production manager. I'm very lucky to have a work study that I enjoy and that prepares me for my field. My work study has allowed me to explore variety of administration skills, which I know will be valuable post-graduation."
-Laila Sahir '18
Please contact our Faculty and Staff with questions on how to prepare for a career in theatre.
View our Alumni Profiles articles to hear the outcomes of our graduates.