Discovering Theatre Arts


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The SJSU Theatre Arts Major prepares students to participate in a highly complex society where their acquired skills in critical thinking, creativity, communication, group processes, and cultural studies will serve their career objectives—whether in the broadly defined field of theatre and media arts or in other capacities. The department provides a liberal arts approach to theatre, studying the long history and wide variety of theatrical performance and teaching students to be analytical, imaginative, collegial problem-solvers, able to accommodate difference and work together to achieve common goals.

The program also provides a strong pre-professional preparation for students specifically seeking careers in theatre and the many related fields of the entertainment and communications industry. We train performers, directors, writers, producers, designers, technicians, and managers who may apply their academic knowledge and practical training to a variety of professional opportunities.

About the Program