Department of Theatre
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts
The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts program offers academic study and hands-on learning in the areas of acting, directing, production, costuming, set design and construction, sound, lights, theatre management, children’s theatre, playwriting, movement and voice for actors, theatre history, and dramaturgy. By actively participating in all facets of theatre production, students develop performance, technical and analytical skills. The department produces a variety of theatrical events each semester.
The Department of Theatre has also joined with other departments on campus to create these degree options:
The Bachelor of Arts in Drama Education provides courses leading to certification in Theater at the K-12 level. Courses and program requirements include classroom instruction as well as hands-on learning in theater production and theory, academic preparation in theatre, and experiential learning opportunities in pedagogy. Students must pass appropriate PRAXIS Exams and submit a Theater Portfolio to fulfill certification requirements. Many graduate schools offer theatre arts as an academic or professional area of study.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Administration program is designed to develop skills, aesthetic sensitivity and technical knowledge in the fine arts, as well as build practical managerial expertise in the areas of production, marketing, presentation and business in arts organizations. Students take courses in business, art, music and theatre, and gain direct career related experience through an internship program placing them in various art galleries, civic and professional theatres, and music venues. Experiences in studio art, music performance, and theatrical design, acting, and directing are an integral part of the program.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Theatre is designed to provide students who have career aspirations in musical theatre with training and experiences in singing, music skills, acting, dancing, directing, and professional practices. The professional actor training program combines the study of history, theory and analysis of music and theatre with practical production experience both on stage and back stage.
For more detailed information about course listing and requirements, you may refer to the Piedmont College Catalog.