Theatre and Film Major

The theatre and film major nurtures creative expression and technical know-how while fostering intellectual curiosity, understanding and cultural awareness, leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Film. Students choose a concentration in theatre, musical theatre or film within the context of a liberal arts education.

Possible career paths include professional performance, stage directing or managing; theatrical scenic, lighting and costume design; screen writing, directing and producing; and film editing and camera operating. Students are also prepared for graduate study in the discipline of their choice. But because the major develops creativity, technological acumen and analytic and organizational skills, students pursue careers in fields far beyond the boundaries of its disciplines.

Faculty members are accomplished professionals whose primary focus is to provide an excellent education that will develop students’ individual talents. Internships for course credit are available for juniors and seniors who wish to engage in hands-on professional experience, including participation in a summer internship program in Los Angeles. Recent internship experiences have included Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, Columbia Pictures in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, among others.

In addition, students participate in musical, theatrical and cinema events presented by the Department of Music, Theatre and Film throughout the academic year.