A collaborative spirit, innovation, and intense participation characterize our students. They work professionally during the summers, study abroad, present their research at conferences, produce their own shows, engage with the community, and work with an ever-growing network of student groups -- all while pursuing the study of theatre and film and performing in University Theatre through performance, design, production, or technical aspects.
Graduates with degrees in Theatre frequently work in or go on to graduate programs in a wide range of fields, including theatre and film (acting, film production, stage management, directing, arts administration, design, playwriting, dramaturgy) as well as business, law, telecommunications, and other people-related disciplines. Theatre produces students who are well-rounded people with a wide range of abilities—who are comfortable working as a team, can think on their feet, take risks, analyze situations thoroughly, communicate effectively, and produce excellent results under pressure. These are precisely the kinds of abilities employers in business and industry look for in an employee, not only in theatre and film but in virtually every other field.