1. How many productions does the department produce per year?
Four drama, four dance (please see Dance division's website for more information).
2.Are freshmen and non-majors allowed to perform in productions?
Yes! Departmental productions are open to the entire university community. Unified auditions are held at the beginning of the semester for the Fall semester shows; and in November for the Spring semester productions.
THE HEIDI CHRONICLES - Fall 2009
(Hillary Wheelock, Catherine Kinzig,
Andrew Lund, Katie Metzger)
3. Are there other opportunities for student performance?
The undergraduate theater groups Players Theater Group and Footlighters offer opportunities for performance outside of the Department of Theater Arts. Within the department, there are often performance opportunities in directing class projects, senior honors projects, and student-initiated theater projects.
4. Can you double-major or minor in theater?
Yes! Students within the College of Arts & Sciences may choose from any number of majors along with the Theater major. Engineering students may double-major, but will be required to fulfill both the Engineering and the Arts & Sciences general core requirements.
5. Are there arts scholarships available?
Yes! Financial aid includes Discipline-specific scholarships in Theater and Dance, Creative Achievement Scholarships for undergraduates, and tuition remission for graduate students. Please see the Undergraduate and Graduate Program pages for specific information.
THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO - Fall 2009
(Hannah Cooney and Tyler Babcock)
6. How many students are currently majoring in Theater Arts?
The department has an average of anywhere from 25 to 50 majors, ensuring hands-on experience and frequent contact with professors.
7. How does the graduate program in acting interact with the undergraduate program?
Undergraduates take classes at Eldred and Clark Hall, while the graduate students study at The Cleveland Play House. With the move of the graduate program to CPH, undergraduates now have the opportunity to perform in roles at the Play House in graduate ensemble productions and participate in workshops held by guest artists at the Play House. In addition, design/tech and general theater concentrations have done internships at the Play House in stage management, artistic administration, and publicty, to name a few.