BA - Theatre Arts

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Theatre Arts, Ba


The Theatre Arts, BA degree is focused on a multi-faceted approach to learning the art of theatre and the craft of the performing arts. Students may choose to concentrate in one of five different emphases or to work with an advisor to craft a multi-disciplinary degree. Concentrations are offered in acting and directing, design and technology, writing and research, theatre education and musical theatre. Each area incorporates stage, cinematic, and broadcast techniques within the curriculum.

Students in the Theatre Arts, BA often pursue minors in Radio-Television and Film (where some major electives can be satisfied), Musical Theatre, Dance, English, or Psychology.

Theatre Arts majors focusing on scriptwriting have the support of a department with a national reputation for new script development in both playwriting and screenwriting. The department regularly produces student and faculty world premieres, such as the recent stage adaptation of The Kite Runner, currently being produced at leading regional theatres around the country.

Our rich network of Bay Area resources offers opportunities for graduates to be placed through our internship program with some of the most respected and influential film and theatre companies in the industry.


Theatre Arts, BA Major Form