University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Concentrations in: Musical Theatre, Acting, Directing, Design & Technology, and Stage Management Our production labs, state-of-the-art black box theatre, and well-equipped proscenium main stage theatre serve as inspiring backdrops to the work we do alongside students. From classical to contemporary comedies, dramas, and musicals, our audiences and students are treated rich experiences. Our student-first company model, our high production values, our enviable facilities and our academic successes are just some of the many special aspects of our program. We have established invaluable professional theatre partnerships with the American Players Theater, PCPA Theatrefest, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance TheatreWorks, and Fireside Dinner Theatre. Professional Guest Artists regularly contribute to our programming. Many of our students intern, apprentice or are employed in the professional theatre prior to graduation. Each semester we take all of our students to see professional theatre productions in Milwaukee or Chicago and integrate those productions into our courses.

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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 Dakota

The USD Theatre Department promotes excellence in education, research and service by fostering student engagement and leadership; exploring new questions, techniques and practices in the theatre; and supporting the principles of Inclusive Excellence by valuing diversity and inclusiveness throughout every sector of the department. Our program offers the only bachelor of fine arts in the state and is dedicated to taking talented individuals and helping them realize their artistic dreams. We prepare students for professions in acting, musical theatre, design technology and many more. Students will be equipped with the talent and tools necessary for immediate professional work, graduate studies or instruction.

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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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University of Denver

The Department of Theatre at DU is a close-knit community. Here, you’ll explore theatre in all of its forms. From designing to construction, acting to directing, management to production, you’ll gain a broad skillset invaluable to any career path. Whether behind the scenes or on the stage, our approach means you’ll try out many roles in theatre while having opportunities for focused study through upper-level courses, capstone productions and independent projects. Faculty mentors, small class sizes and one-on-one attention provide a personalized experience that enriches our students’ lives and prepares them for the road ahead.

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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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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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Heidelberg University

Learn the art and business of theatre through four years of intense hands-on experiences. We believe our students succeed because they are welcomed into our artistic community as soon as they arrive. Our students become well rounded theatre artists who understand and know how to navigate the professional theatre world.

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