Department of Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science

Greg Bostwick, Professor and Chair

The Department of Theatre Arts offers curricula leading to the bachelor of arts in theatre studies, the bachelor of science in theatre arts management, and the bachelor of fine arts in acting, musical theatre, or theatrical production arts (with concentrations in theatrical design or theatre technology). The B.F.A. degree in musical theatre is offered jointly by the Department of Theatre Arts and the School of Music. It is administered by the Department of Theatre Arts.

The bachelor of arts degree combines interdisciplinary training in theatre with a broad-based liberal arts education. This degree prepares the student for advanced study and a wide variety of careers in the theatre.

The bachelor of science degree combines intensive training in all aspects of theatre management with a well-rounded education in the liberal arts. This is accomplished through formal classwork in the Department of Theatre Arts, School of Business, the Roy H. Park School of Communications, internships, and required co-curricular practicums. A significant part of the learning experience in this major is accomplished through supervised work in the management operations of the theater arts department. Theatre arts management majors must expect to commit a minimum of 600 contact hours to these duties.

The bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theatre offers intensive pre-professional study, training, and experience in a variety of acting, singing, music and dance styles designed to prepare students for careers in musical theatre.

The bachelor of fine arts degree in acting offers intensive pre-professional study, training, and experience in a variety of acting styles and prepares students for careers in theatre and media.

The bachelor of fine arts degree in theatrical production arts offers pre-professional intensive training with concentrations in theatrical design and technical production.

Admission to the B.F.A. degrees requires an audition; admission to the B.A. and B.S. degrees requires an interview with members of the theatre arts faculty. Once admitted, continuing majors participate in departmental review processes. These reviews of performance are presented to the faculty and determine the student’s eligibility to continue in the program.

London Program

The Department of Theatre Arts collaborates with the Ithaca College London Center's Drama Programme with a 9-credit core program and additional credits available in British drama. Please refer to the International Programs section or see course descriptions.

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