The Communication and Performance Studies: Theatre concentration prepares students interested in acting, technical theatre, dramatic arts, and theatre management to enter those fields. It is also a lot of fun. The Theatre concentration requires study and work in all aspects of theatre. Students interested in performing learn (and work on) the technical aspects that make their performance possible. Students interested in technical theatre step onstage. This broad background enables each to appreciate the other, creates a "teamwork" culture in theatre, and prepares students to enter the world of professional or educational theatre in a number of capacities. The Theatre concentration also prepares students for graduate study in Theatre. Theatre majors prepare four main stage productions each academic year and also support an active studio theatre season.
So, you ask, what kind of job can I get with a theatre degree? You'd be surprised, and we've attached a couple of documents below for you to peruse. The entertainment industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and we often forget how broad in scope this industry is. You can pursue your childhood dream or find a new one. From the "legitimate stage" to movies to television, from performing to directing to designing to representing performers, directors and designers, from regional theatre to industrial shows, a theatre education opens a vast panorama of opportunities. But even more, a theatre education develops the person. Theatre is for humans, by humans, and about being human. The theatre-educated student comes to realize the inter-relationship of all learning, the understanding of how everything we know and do helps us to understand and to change in this ever-changing world. So take a look. And ask your parents to take a look. The "business" of theatre can get you where you want to go.