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Bachelor's degree in Theatre

Experience a comprehensive liberal arts education while receiving broad training in the performing arts with the opportunity for specialization in numerous areas of theatre.

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Bachelor's degree in Theatre

B.A. or B.S. in theatre; minor

As a theatre major, students gain a broad, comprehensive liberal arts education with opportunities for specialization in specific areas. Students develop skills in theatre that will prepare them for numerous production, performance and scholarship opportunities.

Local, regional and national auditions and internships in acting, management and technical areas are promoted throughout the program. Additionally, students are encouraged to take an active role in productions beginning their freshman year, often assuming responsibilities in acting, directing, design, playwriting, management and technical theatre.


The K-State difference

K-State's theatre program is the only program in Kansas accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Beginning in 2015, third- and fourth-year theatre majors may apply annually for professional development funds to travel with faculty to theatrical centers like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

A typical main-stage theatre season includes a major musical production, a classical play, two modern plays, an opera and two dance concerts. Other production opportunities include several student-produced plays in the Purple Masque Theatre and through the school's drama therapy program.

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More than 90 percent of students find relevant jobs or choose to continue their education within three months of graduation.


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