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Bachelor of Arts


Program of Study

Section 1: Core Courses

  • Play Analysis
  • Introduction to Technical Theatre
  • Contemporary Theatre
  • Theatre History I and II
  • Fundamentals of Theatrical Design
  • Acting I
  • Plays in Process

Section 2: Practicum

Choose 3 credits from:

  • Production Practicum I
  • Production Practicum II
  • Production Practicum III

Each production practicum provides an opportunity for you to get involved in the practical, hands-on, aspects of theatre. This experiential learning provides resume credits, whether applying for summer theatre work or moving into a career after graduation. Practicums afford you chance to try something new, learn a different skill, improve upon existing abilities, or enjoy being an integral part of creating theatre.

Section 3 - Choose one class from each of the following sub-sections:

Sub-section A

  • Playwriting I
  • Movement I
  • Acting II
  • Voice

    Sub-section B

    • Stage Management
    • Theatrical Drafting
    • Scenic Technology
    • Lighting Technology
    • Costume Technology


    Sub-section C

    • History of Musical Theatre
    • Studies in Theatre History
    • History of Decorative Styles
    • History of Clothing Styles
    • Dramaturgy
    • Seminar in Dramatic Literature

    Section 4 - Choose one class from:

    • Playwriting II
    • Directing
    • Set Design I
    • Technical Design I
    • Lighting Design I
    • Costume Design I
    • Collaboration for the Theatre



    Honors Program

    The Honors Program in theatre gives exceptional theatre majors the opportunity to take advanced classes in theatre studies and to work more closely with faculty on independent projects and research. Admission into the program requires an overall GPA of at least 3.25 and minimum 3.5 GPA in all theatre courses. See the Undergraduate Bulletin for details

    Theatre Minors

    There are four theatre minors available:

    • Acting
    • Musical Theatre
    • Theatre
    • Theatrical Design/Technology

    See the Undergraduate Bulletin for more details and requirements on minors.



    Living-Learning Community

    Living-Learning Communities provide you with an opportunity to live and take classes with other incoming freshmen who share your personal interests and passions. The World of Theatre is for students from all intended majors who are interested in acting, production, musical theatre, plays, directing and all aspects of making theatre happen. As a member of this L-LC, you’ll take classes with other students who are also interested in the collaborative process of bringing literature, science, technology and art to the stage.

    Student in a theatre production


    Career Outcomes

    Whether you see yourself working behind the scenes or under the lights, a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre provides you with a wide array of career opportunities beyond the stage and across industries.

    Potential jobs titles include:

    • Actor
    • Designer
    • Engineer
    • Writer
    • Film producer
    Two students performing in a theatre production
    Student Learning Objectives

    Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.

    Bachelor of Arts
    • Exhibit proficiency in written, oral, visual, technological, and physical modes of theatre communication.
    • Apply an understanding of all aspects of theatre’s collaborative processes.
    • Exhibit knowledge of theatre history and dramatic literature within cultural and social contexts.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of skills developed in theatre laboratory practice.
    • Employ analytical and creative thought processes for the tasks of research, production, concept development, problem-solving, and self-evaluation.

    What Makes The University at Albany Great

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    Living-Learning Communities

    Live and take classes with other incoming freshmen who share your personal interests, passions or intended academic major.

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    Study Abroad

    Become a global citizen: international experience is crucial to success in business, education, research, and public policy.

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    Undergraduate Research

    Research, scholarship, and creative activities at the University at Albany is an option for all students, across all academic disciplines. You will be able to learn more about a specific academic field or career path all while building a long-lasting mentoring relationship with a faculty member or principal investigator.

    Explore Minors

    Build competency in a passion or strengthen your resume.

    A minor consists of 18–24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 graduation credits of advanced coursework at or above the 300 level. Most undergraduate degrees require completing a minor and it has to have a different title from your major.

    Full List of Minors
    • Acting
    • Africana Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Art
    • Art History
    • Atmospheric Science
    • Bioethics
    • Biology
    • Broadcast Meteorology
    • Business
    • Chemistry
    • Chinese Studies
    • Cognitive Science
    • Communication
    • Computer Science
    • Creative Writing
    • Criminal Justice Studies
    • Documentary Studies
    • Economics
    • Educational Studies
    • Electronics
    • Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
    • English
    • Film Studies
    • Financial Market Regulation
    • Forensic Science
    • French
    • Geographic Information Science
    • Geography
    • Globalization Studies
    • Hebrew
    • History
    • Informatics
    • International Studies
    • Italian
    • Japanese Studies
    • Journalism
    • Judaic Studies
    • Korean Studies
    • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    • Law and Philosophy
    • Leadership
    • Legal Studies
    • LGBTQ Studies
    • Library and Information Science
    • Linguistics
    • Mathematics
    • Medical Anthropology
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
    • Music
    • Musical Theatre
    • Neuroscience
    • Organizational Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Portuguese
    • Pre-Education
    • Psychology
    • Public Health
    • Public Policy
    • Religious Studies
    • Russian
    • Russian and Eastern European Studies
    • Social Welfare Studies
    • Sociology
    • Spanish
    • Statistics
    • Sustainability
    • Theatre
    • Theatrical Design/Technology
    • Urban Studies and Planning
    • U.S. Latino Studies
    • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies