With an emphasis on collaboration and process, the BA/BS in Theatre grounds each student in the fundamentals of acting, directing, design, technical theatre, and dramaturgy, and allows the pursuit of advanced specialty in each of these areas. The program seeks to connect theatre study and practice to its historical and social contexts and encourages students to engage with their communities and with the wider world. The Theatre program celebrates the UCA Core values of Critical Inquiry, Communication, Responsible Living, and Diversity.
UCA Theatre promotes excellence in the classroom and on the stage. Students are given production opportunities to direct, stage manage, dramaturg, or take the lead in scenic, costume, lighting, sound, properties, and/or makeup design. Our program is co-curricular, providing a creative forum where theories taught in the classroom can be applied.