Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts Fundamentals

  • A comprehensive theatre curriculum combines academics with performance opportunities and technical training
  • Four new progressive interdisciplinary options in:
    • Applied Theatre and Social Entrepreneurship
    • Applied Theatre and Business Entrepreneurship
    • Physical Theatre
    • Film Studies
  • P-12 Drama/Theatre Licensure in collaboration with the Lebron James Family Foundation College of Education
  • Unique emphasis on ensemble methodology, devising techniques and community engagement
  • Curriculum enhanced by master classes, seminars and special topics courses with guest artists from around the world
  • Generous endowed scholarships for theatre arts majors

    Our Faculty Members

    • have extensive professional performance and production experience
    • are award winning, innovative and interactive
    • enhance classroom learning with individualized instruction and multimedia technology

    Akron Advantage

    Hands-on Experience

    Hands-On Experience

    • The UA Theatre Program offers an array of hands-on learning experiences:
      • Three faculty or guest artist directed productions each year
      • Multiple opportunities for student-generated creative work, service-learning partnerships, and internships or apprenticeships
      • Summer study abroad program in Italy with Akron’s internationally acclaimed New World Performance Laboratory
      • On-campus productions staged in:
        • Sandefur Theatre (flexible black box facility)
        • Varian Studio (flexible classroom and studio space)
        • Daum Theatre (220-seat proscenium theatre)
      • Production facilities include a scene shop, costume shop, makeup studio and computer/design lab.

    Theatre Arts Student Organization

    Interact with other theatre arts students and professionals in the field through organizations such as the Theatre Guild.


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