Areas of Acceptance

Stage design students

Stage Design

UE offers specialized courses in architecture and costume history, rendering, advanced production techniques and advanced design are also available to accommodate each student's strengths and interests.

Theatre Performance

Performance majors experience in-depth classroom training in improvisation, games, clowning, voice and speech, movement, script analysis, character and scene study (utilizing contemporary and classical texts), as well as advanced audition techniques. This comprehensive curriculum prepares them to work on a wide range of material in multiple mediums.

Mainstage and studio productions, student-directed projects, classroom work, and staged readings, as well as an award-winning traveling theatre troupe, allow actors to further develop and perfect their craft in a variety of hands-on settings.

Design and Technology

Design and Technology majors take a core curriculum of classes in production techniques, costume construction, makeup, color and design, graphic communications, scenic, costume, and lighting design. Specialized courses covering topics such as architecture and costume history, rendering, metalworking, rigging, carpentry, computer-aided design, and director/designer collaboration are also available to accommodate each student’s strengths and interests. Production opportunities provide students with hands-on experience in all areas.

Stage Management

For the student interested in a career in stage management or production management, this particular major combines courses in theatre, management, and communications and provides a comprehensive educational program to prepare students for a professional career.

Stage Management students enhance their education through the completion of an associated study in a field of their choice and may even choose the spend an entire semester interning at a professional theatre.

Theatre Management

This major is for highly qualified students interested in a career as a leader in the field of arts management. The curriculum combines in-depth courses in the Department of Theatre with specially selected classes offered in the Schroeder School of Business Administration.

Theatre Management students receive extensive practical experience in marketing, fundraising, general management, company management, patron services, special events, and hands-on experience working with the UE Theatre Society Board of Directors.

Boasting a 100% employment rate, alumni currently work on Broadway shows, Playwrights Horizons, Aurora Productions, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, TodayTix Group, StoryCorps, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, San Francisco’s Curran Theater, Tessitura Ticketing, Spektrix CRM, and the League of Resident Theatres.

Theatre Studies

Theatre Studies majors must be of the highest academic caliber, possess demonstrated talent, and exhibit an interest and proficiency in several areas of theatre. To accommodate their academic prowess and varied interests, theatre studies majors are encouraged to explore a variety of theatrical disciplines. This specialized program is the most immersive theatre degree offered in the UE Department of Theatre.

Majors may fully explore interests in: Performance, Directing, Dramaturgy, Playwrighting, Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Wigs and Makeup, Stage Management, Theatre Management, and Production Management.

Directing and Dramaturgy

This new degree program is for students interested in learning more about the fields of directing and dramaturgy. We are seeking future theatre makers with a vast curiosity about the world and the vital role theatre plays in our society. Accepting only two students each year into this program will allow them to be regularly evaluated on their artistic ability and capacity for collaboration and leadership in the classroom and rehearsal process. Directing and Dramaturgy students will take classes from a carefully curated curriculum of academic and theatrical disciplines, as well as receive extensive hands-on opportunities that will allow them to develop their craft over four years of robust studies.