Bachelor of Arts
Whether you're looking for a career on stage, behind the curtain, or in education, or if you just want a touch of drama in your life, a degree in theatre can start you on your way.
Theatre at UAFS is the area’s only professional-quality theatre training program and production company. Our talented faculty, versatile facilities, and robust training will help you unlock the artist within you.
Bachelor’s degree candidates can specialize in acting and directing or design technology.
Each year students produce five or six performances in different genres, including musicals, dramas, comedies, and more.
What can I do with a degree in theatre?
Our program is designed to create the well-rounded theatre student. Combined with the traditional liberal arts curriculum, this flexible degree program offers students the opportunity to individually tailor their studies to meet educational and career goals. The B.A. in Theatre provides career opportunities in designing, directing, and performing. If you have a passion for theatre, you will love our program.
Graduates may become actors, critics, directors, dramatists, radio or television newscasters, set designers, or teachers. Both the theatre major and the minor develop skills in communication, leadership, creativity, group processes, and project completion, all skills that are useful in advertising, business, teaching, human resources, and politics.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual median wage for performing artists in 2022 was $45,000.
This 20-hour program helps you develop public speaking skills and the ability to work as part of a group and meet deadlines, skills employers look for in candidates. The minor is a structured selection of courses through which you can enrich your academic preparation with valuable communication skills, and it complements any major by broadening your academic experience.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the B.A. in theatre, graduates will be able to:
- demonstrate proper vocal and physical fundamentals in the acting process.
- build 2D and 3D scenery according to professional standards.
- correctly analyze and demonstrate story and character elements in scripts.
- produce complete documentation packages for their design responsibility in a production team.