Preparing Students to Perceive Possibilities and to Make Choices — In Life and Art
Creating theatre is about making choices: how to bring a script to life, construct a designer's rendering, or embody a role.
As a Theatre student at The University of Akron, you acquire the skills and knowledge that enable you to perceive the possibilities and make the best choices. These choices may lead to a career in theatre, education, or another field. Whatever career path you pursue, a degree in theatre can be a foundation for achieving your aspirations.
The mission of the Theatre Program at The University of Akron is to provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to explore and expand their educational and cultural horizons through comprehensive experience in all facets of theatre arts.
Theatre has been a vital part of The University of Akron for more than 100 years. Today a diverse student body collaborates with a distinguished faculty in small classes and dynamic stagings of classic and contemporary plays that demonstrate theatre's excitement and relevance to the University community and the Northeast Ohio region.
Among the strengths of the UA Theatre Program:
- nationally and internationally recognized faculty members
- excellent student-faculty ratio, allowing for small class sizes and individual attention
- emphasis on student learning in both the classroom and production/performance laboratory
- exciting opportunities to develop skills as actors, directors, designers, technicians, and teachers in diverse theatre productions and styles
- stellar guest artists