CSU Theatre Degree Overview

B.A. in Theatre

Training for the undergraduate by experienced professionals.

Student performing artists find a welcoming place of study in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

At CSU, faculty, staff, and professional guest artists — all with extensive experience on stages ranging from Broadway to regional theatres, and worldwide — provide students an experienced lens through which to study every aspect of theatre, including the theory and practice of acting, singing, theatrical design, stage management, technical theatre, dramaturgy, dramatic criticism, storytelling, and playwriting.

Upon admission to CSU and declaration of the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre major, students choose one of three concentrations: General Theatre, Performance, or Design and Technology. No matter which concentration is selected, the program provides students with fundamental skills and experiences in theatre within a liberal arts context, preparing students for graduate study in theatre, and/or potential employment opportunities in a variety of fields related to theatre, film, and other creative endeavors.

As a theatre major, you’ll be challenged academically and artistically with a wide range of performance opportunities and occasions to collaborate across the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance on a shared theatrical vision.

Comprehensive training occurs in classrooms, labs, shops, rehearsal studios, and in annual productions of plays, musicals operas, dance concerts, and special events, produced by a company of student actors, directors, designers, and technicians under the mentorship of our professional faculty and staff. These outstanding artists and technicians provide small class sizes and individualized teaching and advising, providing students with opportunities to succeed from their first day on campus.