Theatre – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Program Type: Major
Program Level: Undergraduate
Department: Majors

The world of theatre is characterized by boundless creativity, talent and passion. And this is how we think of the theatre program at Upstate—boundless. Our program offers a rich depth of opportunities to perform, produce, create, design, direct and travel to visit some of the most iconic theatres in the world.

Student-run performances and productions throughout the year to let their talents shine.

As a theatre major you can choose from performance and production concentrations, depending on your talents and professional dreams. We prepare students as theatre generalists, who gain the kind of deep appreciation for the history, theory and practice that set them apart in the eyes of employers and elite graduate programs.

Students coordinate four main stage and countless studio productions each semester. Our internship program may take you all the way to the esteemed Rose Theatre in London. And you’ll find our graduates working everywhere from Disney, to Universal Studios, to innovative theatre companies in Los Angeles and New York City.

For more information, visit the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

  • The curriculum in the major requires a common core of courses in theory and history, while allowing a choice of specialty in either performance or production. A rich laboratory of performance and production opportunities are provided through four main stage and countless studio productions each semester. Students design, direct, stage manage, act and act as dramaturges for a variety of styles and genre.

  • Students have been employed at Disney, Universal Studios, Jenny Wiley Music Theatre, theatres in New York and Los Angeles, Santa Fe Opera Company, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Greenville Little Theatre, The Spartanburg Little Theatre, Palmetto Light and Sound, and professional regional theatres, among others.

  • The Upstate of South Carolina has many venues for theatre majors and internship possibilities. They include:

    • The Rose Theatre in London, England
    • The Warehouse Theatre and Centrestage in Greenville
    • The Chapman Cultural Center
    • The Spartanburg Little Theatre