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Minor 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 — then you should pursue a theater major from University of the Cumberlands. Our theatre arts major program will give you a strong general foundation, including a fundamental understanding and appreciation of theatre performance, history, literature, design and technology.

Your theatre major 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 for our performance and technical theater majors 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 you do with a theatre minor?

Wondering what can you do with a theatre major? Quite a bit, actually. As a UC theatre major, you will have the skills and experience to pursue graduate studies or a career in secondary education, technical theater or performance. Theatre major jobs can include:

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

If you’ve been looking for colleges with theatre majors, University of the Cumberlands has a place for you on the set, behind the scenes or on the stage. Whether you see yourself as an actor, a technician, or you haven’t quite decided yet, experience theatre to its fullest here at UC. Fill out the form on this page to get more information about our theatre major. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities and more!

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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.