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Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts

“All the world’s a stage,” as the oft-quoted line from Shakespeare goes. If this describes your purpose in life – to perform, act, pursue a dramatic career – than you should pursue a degree in Theater Arts from Cumberlands. Our program will give you a strong general foundation, including a fundamental understanding and appreciation of theatre performance, history, literature, design and technology.

Your program will emphasize both performance and technical aspects, with courses in acting, stagecraft, scene/lighting design, makeup, and advanced acting. With two annual theatre productions in our state-of-the-art Kohn Theatre, you’ll have plenty of hands-on educational opportunities to explore your interests. And while the program continues to grow in size and quality, it remains small enough for the well-trained and experienced faculty to give you the personal touch and provide the growth and training you need to thrive.

What can I do with this Theatre degree?

As a UC theatre arts major, you will have the skills and experience to pursue graduate studies or a career in secondary education, technical theater or performance.

  • Drama Teacher (with appropriate certification)
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Performer or Entertainer

Whether you see yourself as an actor, a technician, or you haven’t decided yet, experience theatre to its fullest here at UC.


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Career Path

A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.