Within the Performing Arts program you can pursue a B.A. degree in Theatre with concentrations in Theatre Administration, Theatre Performance, and Theatre Design and Production. Minors in Dance Studies, Theatre Studies, and Music Studies are also available.

Special Opportunities


Auditions and Experience Theatre Day

Prospective Theatre students should plan to attend the Theatre Audition Day. Performance students will perform a short prepared audition for the faculty. Interviews and portfolio reviews will be conducted with Design and Production and Theatre Management students. Students may register for the Theatre Audition Day and Experience Theatre Day at the links below. Please contact the Director of Theatre at for further information.

Theatre Audition Day    Experience Theatre Day



Students are encouraged to audition for various performance opportunities, including both faculty- and student-directed works. The Theatre program presents four works a year, two in the Experimental Theatre, and two in the Performing Arts Center. Additional performance opportunities abound with activities offered through classes as well as the Theatre Club.


Students have practice rooms, and two dance studios. There is also the Performing Arts Center complex, which houses a 550-seat main theatre, and a black box theatre, as well as scene and costume shops. Other performance venues include the recently renovated Alton Auditorium and the newly constructed Campus Center Theatre.

Curriculum Worksheets

To view the Course Schedule by term, click here.

See the Catalog of Courses for complete descriptions of course offerings.

For detailed curriculum information, please refer to the Academic Bulletin.

Photo from a stage play