The Meadows Division of Theatre is one of the most highly regarded training programs in the country.


Students select from the Acting track or the Theatre Studies track.


The Division of Theatre produces 8-10 main stage shows of new and classical works every year. Pictured: Artist-in-residence Will Power works with students.


Students can produce their own plays through the SMUST organization and may also apply for Meadows Exploration grants to help supplement production costs.

B.F.A. in Theatre - Theatre Studies Specialization

The B.F.A. degree in theatre with a specialization in theatre studies reflects a commitment to theatre training within the context of liberal education. Based on the division's philosophy that an understanding of and experience with the actor's process are essential to education and training in all areas of theatre, all undergraduate theatre majors focus on foundational actor training during the first two years of their program of study.

Focused study in one area of theatre, chosen from directing, playwriting, stage management, critical studies and design, is required to complete the major. With the approval of the student's theatre adviser and the chair of the division, this emphasis may be individualized to suit the specific goals of the student. All theatre studies students must complete at least 12 hours of upper-level courses among those offered in directing, playwriting, stage management, critical studies or design.

Requirements for the Degree Credit Hours
UC/GEC Requirements varies

Division of Theatre:

  • THEA 1303, 1304 Dramatic Arts Today
  • THEA 2140, 2141, 2142 Running/Construction Crews
  • THEA 2240, 2241, 2242 Practicum
  • THEA 2303, 2304 Acting I, II
  • THEA 2305, 2306 Voice for the Stage 1, 2
  • THEA 2307, 2308 Movement I, II
  • THEA 2361 Introduction to Stage Management
  • THEA 2322 Text Analysis
  • THEA 3381, 3382 Theatre and Drama History I, II
Additional 12 hours with emphasis on directing, playwriting, stage management, design, or critical studies


Theatre electives


Community Experience: MSA 1001 or 1101 FACE: First-year Community Experience


*GEC students are required to complete a minimum of 123 term credit hours and are exempt from 3 hours of Perspectives and an additional 3 hours of either Perspectives or Cultural Formations courses.

Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Communication Studies

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts




Undergraduate Studies


B.F.A. in Theatre - Acting Specialization

B.F.A. in Theatre - Theatre Studies Specialization

Minor In Musical Theatre

Minor in the History of Visual and Performing Arts

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