Topics of Study
In this program, you will learn skills required to be an actor, director, producer, designer, technician, or playwright. You will study liberal arts, and the humanities. You will take courses which train you to express the feelings and thoughts of the characters which you play. You will learn how actors prepare for roles and how they work with others within the context of the story. You will learn about delivery techniques, monologues, and improvisation. You will study speech and take courses to learn stage movement to use your body effectively.
- A certificate program may focus on improving skills, such as acting, directing, or staging.
- A bachelor's degree program includes exposure to classic and contemporary drama, and is required to teach in public schools. Work may be in theater companies, or regional and musical theater productions.
- A graduate degree is usually required for college teaching.
- Critic (Book/Theater)
- Director (Social)
- Dramatist (Playwright)
- Make-Up Artist
- Movie/TV Director
- Radio/TV Announcer/Newscaster
- Set Designer
- Stage Technician
- Stunt Performer
- Teacher (Art/Music/Drama/Speech)