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Bachelor of Arts students have a curriculum that covers all aspects of theater.  Students have the opportunity to perform and serve on design and technical teamsfour fully produced mainstage theatrical productions each year.   The BA prepares students for careers in the entertainment industry, or for further study in a variety of fields that require critical analysis and teamwork.

Master of Arts students prepare for careers in the professional theater and education, or for further pursuit of graduate study.  The MA degree program is a broad-based advanced study in the literature and critical analysis of theater, with the opportunity to focus in a specialization of the student’s choice.

Master of Fine Arts students train in a partnership between the Department of TheaterCleveland Play House (CPH): a unique alliance between one of the oldest academic theater programs in the United States and the nation’s first regional theater.  This conservatory MFA program prepares actors for work as professional actors in theater and film.  Features of the program include:

A New York City Showcase before an audience of agents and producers, directed by New York Casting Agent Paul Fouquet, of Elissa Myers Casting.

Membership in Actors’ Equity Association upon successful completion of the program.

“High Fidelity” by David Lindsay-Abaire, Amanda Green, and Tom Kitt; 2016-17 Season

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