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“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 consider theatre arts college at University of the Cumberlands. Our theatre minor will give you a strong general foundation, including a fundamental understanding and appreciation of theatre performance, history, literature, design, and technology.

What is a Theatre Minor?

While studying theatre in college, you’ll take classes emphasizing both performance and technical aspects of drama and the performing arts, 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 continues to grow in size and quality, it remains small enough for the well-trained and experienced faculty to provide the personal attention and training you need to thrive.


There are quite a few career paths you can consider with a theatre minor. As a UC theatre student, you will have the skills and experience to pursue graduate studies or a career in secondary education, technical theater, or performance. Theatre jobs can include:

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


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

If you’ve been looking for colleges with theatre programs, 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 program. 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.