University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The UTC Theatre Division combines performance and production activities within a liberal arts environment to develop collaborative artists, while serving the community. By providing a strong foundation in the traditions and disciplines of theatre, the academic program encourages the artists to take risks, make compelling choices, and think independently. Our goal is to produce graduates who bring an informed awareness of the world to their art, while preparing them for a variety of career paths.

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University of South Carolina Upstate Theatre

Recognized both nationally and internationally, an assortment of opportunities and experiences are made available in the USC Upstate theatre program. Practice and learn theatre arts first hand by playing a role in a campus production, designing scenery for a play, directing, playwriting, or studying the history and literature of modern and classic theatre. Bodies, voices and the actor’s technique are developed to the maximum potential through a variety of performance classes, which train students in classical, traditional, and experimental styles of theatre. Theatre students learn production and performance skills that enrich their lives and prepare them for careers in professional, educational or community theatre. Featured faculty: Laura Rikard AAE, SAG (MFA), Co-Founder of Theatrical Intimacy Education (TIE) the nation’s leader in the work of intimacy education. Lee E. Neibert (MFA), Co-Vice Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region IV (Southeast).

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UNC Greensboro

The UNCG School of Theatre’s mission is to transform your passion for theatre into a lifelong purpose. With a diverse faculty harnessing unparalleled breadth and depth of knowledge, students enjoy a challenging combination of theory and practice in performance, production, and teacher training. UNC Greensboro is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

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The University of Mississippi

The mission of the Department of Theatre & Film is to educate students in the areas of artistry, professionalism, and critical-thinking; to expand creative and scholarly work in theatre, dance and cinema on the regional, national, and international level; and to enhance the University and region through the presentation of culturally relevant works.

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State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia

The Department of Theatre and Dance aspires to be a leader in the development, education and training of actors and dancers, both for the worlds of professional theatre, film and dance, and equally as important, for the arts community as a whole nationwide. The department recognizes that the professional world of performing arts and entertainment represents only a small segment of the diversity of arts opportunities available to students, and strives to offer programs that will give students choice and flexibility in planning for careers in theatre and dance. We believe that professional-style training offered within the context of a liberal arts education makes this possible.

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Point Park University

Point Park University’s Conservatory is a powerhouse of creativity and opportunity. Operating in the brand-new, 3-venue theatre complex, the Conservatory offers B.F.A. degrees in Acting, Musical Theatre, Theatre Arts and Theatre Production (Stage Management, Design, and Technical Design & Management). This year, we are recruiting students for our Theatre Arts and Theatre Production programs at SETC: Our B.F.A. in Theatre Arts is one of the few undergraduate programs in the country training collaborators in contemporary theatre, focused on a range of theatre-making practices designed to provide the multi-talented performer-entrepreneur with the resources needed to create and produce innovative, imaginative and thought-provoking theatre. Our B.F.A. in Theatre Production degrees offer rigorous training in stage production. Beginning freshman year, students work with professional artists, technicians and managers in the classroom and on the many shows produced at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

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Mississippi University for Women

At the W, every story matters. Whether musicals, contemporary plays, or classics are your thing, OUR thing is representing the people who call our theatre home. Our seasons are built to reflect our students: diverse, energetic, and inclusive. Your story is our story. Be part of the action from Day 1. With the W Theatre, opportunities to collaborate onstage and backstage begin your first semester. Our 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures you get the hands-on experience and personal mentoring you need to join the industry. Are you an artist-educator? Our BA – Theatre Education is the place for you to build your artistic skills and graduate with your license to teach. Interested in joining the professional theatre industry? Get connected to our network of active theatre professionals. Through relationships with alumni and guest artists, our BA – Theatre students discover how their talents can be used on and offstage after graduation!

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Louisiana Tech University

The Louisiana Tech University School of Theatre provides comprehensive training in the fields of performance, dance, movement, stage combat, playwriting, stage management, design, theatre technology and arts management which connects the broad spectrum of historical and contemporary issues related to art and craft; and in promoting the relationship between theory and practice, prepares professionals and teachers for leadership in national and international culture and art for the twenty first century. The purposes of the School of Theatre are to educate and train artists of the theatre and to provide for its students a foundation of professionalism and dedication to their art within a climate of diversity, discovery, and risk.

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Florida Southern College

FSC is a four year private Liberal Arts College with a history of dedication to the arts. The goal of Florida Southern’s Department of Theatre Arts & Dance is to train and prepare students for a professional career in theatre. A Theatre major at FSC has opportunities to perform major roles beginning in his or her first year at college and design students will see their work produced on our main stage as early as their sophomore year. We emphasize one on one instruction, hands on experience, individual mentoring and a high degree of professionalism. Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Performance, B.F.A. Musical Theatre, B.F.A. Technical Theatre, B.F.A. Dance & Choreography, B.A. Theatre Arts, B.A. Dance

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Ferrum College

The Theatre Arts & Musical Theatre Program at Ferrum College is a small, but mighty, program in SW Virginia. We specialize in hands-on learning and student-directed projects. We offer B.A. in Acting and B.F.A.s in Acting, Musical Theatre & Design (emphasis in Costumes, Set or Lighting Design). We produce two non-musicals and two musicals a year, as well as produce a full production in a month during our May experiential term. Students are encouraged to stage their own productions once they have passed a directing course and B.F.A. acting/musical theatre students are required to write, produce, and mount a one-person show as a senior capstone (design students design a mainstage production as their senior capstone). Reach out to learn more!

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