Southeast Missouri State University

The B.A. in theatre program provides broad-based education and training in theatre and provides students flexibility to explore any and all aspects of the performing arts. The degree combines a theoretical and analytical approach to understanding theatre and has an emphasis on academic and experiential training. The degree provides an excellent background to enter a career in professional theatre or to enter graduate school.

This program also allows students to combine theatre training with other disciplines to prepare them for careers not specifically in the theatre profession. For example, students may combine a B.A. in theatre with a minor in fine arts entrepreneurship to prepare for careers in administrative and management fields in theatre. Students might also combine a B.A. in theatre with a major in creative writing to prepare for careers such as playwriter or screenwriter. Another possibility is to double major in film/television production.

BA-Theatre students will…
  • Train with experienced faculty and staff in the areas of scenic design and painting, lighting and sound design, costume design, and construction.
  • Prepare for rewarding careers as a professional capable of performing musical theatre
  • Study and train in the beautiful River Campus, a multimillion dollar facility devoted to the visual and performing arts.
  • Benefit from an established program of collaboration with professional guest actors, directors, singers, casting agents, and designers.
  • Establish relationships with professional actors, directors, and singers through internships, outside auditions, master classes, artist residencies, theatre festivals, and a Senior Showcase in New York City.
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