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THEATRE

Why Choose Theatre?

Our program enables students to experience every aspect of theatre - costume, set, sound, lighting design; stage management, marketing, acting, and directing. Small classes allow individual attention to prepare students for a wide range of careers or further study. Our unique Term III offers the opportunity to experience the "real world" fast-paced environment of theatre production. This intensive collaboration between faculty and students provides an unforgettable immersion in theatre.

What Theatre Will Teach You!

Theatre at Elmira College seeks to provide students with a foundation in academic and professionalism critical for achievement and success in the field. The Theatre curriculum is designed to immerse students in knowledge as well as the practice of theatre. EC theatre offers a range of courses in both technical theatre and performance as well as frequent production in our two theatre spaces - a flexible black box space, Watson Arena and Gibson theatre, our 400-seat proscenium theatre.

Where Theatre Can Take You!

Recent theatre Graduates are working as Production Tour Manager & Merchandise for national tours, Business Representative & Contract Associate at Actors Equity, as well as Production Stage Manager & Company Managers in regional theatre. Extra work on various TV and Film production, cast members at Disney, and working actors in New York and LA. Theatre students have also found work in education, arts administration, business, law, and many other fields.

Why Choose Theatre?

Our program enables students to experience every aspect of theatre - costume, set, sound, lighting design; stage management, marketing, acting, and directing. Small classes allow individual attention to prepare students for a wide range of careers or further study. Our unique Term III offers the opportunity to experience the "real world" fast-paced environment of theatre production. This intensive collaboration between faculty and students provides an unforgettable immersion in theatre.

What Theatre Will Teach You!

Theatre at Elmira College seeks to provide students with a foundation in academic and professionalism critical for achievement and success in the field. The Theatre curriculum is designed to immerse students in knowledge as well as the practice of theatre. EC theatre offers a range of courses in both technical theatre and performance as well as frequent production in our two theatre spaces - a flexible black box space, Watson Arena and Gibson theatre, our 400-seat proscenium theatre.

Where Theatre Can Take You!

Recent theatre Graduates are working as Production Tour Manager & Merchandise for national tours, Business Representative & Contract Associate at Actors Equity, as well as Production Stage Manager & Company Managers in regional theatre. Extra work on various TV and Film production, cast members at Disney, and working actors in New York and LA. Theatre students have also found work in education, arts administration, business, law, and many other fields.

The below links provide a helpful guide to the most current major/minor core courses and electives. Full program requirements and course descriptions are located in the Elmira College Bulletin.

Contacts:


Full-time Faculty:


Instructional Staff:

  • Scott McGuire, Technical Director

Honor Society:

  • Alpha Psi Omega, Epsilon Alpha Chapter - EC's Epsilon Alpha Cast and has been active since 1987. The society provides a reward for members by their participation in theatre activities on campus and in the community.

Prizes/Scholarships:

  • Daniel Lipson Prize - The Daniel Lipson Prize is presented annually to a sophomore or junior who excels in Performing Arts.
  • Hal Roach, Litt.D. '88 Theatre Prize - The Hal Roach, Litt.D. '88 Theatre Prize is presented annually to a junior or senior theatre major who shows potential for a career in theatre and-or film.

Career Opportunities:

There are several career opportunities to the successful Theatre Program graduate, including but not limited to:

  • Acting Coach
  • Actor
  • Artist-in-Residence Director
  • Artist's Agent
  • Arts Administration
  • Arts Council Director
  • Audience Relations Specialist
  • Booking Agent
  • Box Office Manager
  • Carpenter
  • Casting Director
  • College Professor
  • Community Arts Center Director
  • Company Manager
  • Coordinator Hair/Makeup
  • Costume Designer
  • Cutter/Draper
  • Development Associate
  • Development Director
  • Drama Therapist
  • Dramaturg
  • Electrician
  • Grants Specialist
  • Lighting Designer
  • Literary Agent
  • Managing Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Personal Manager
  • Press Agent
  • Producer
  • Production Support Services
  • Property Designer
  • Public Relations Director
  • Publicist
  • Scenic Artist
  • Scenic Designer
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Stage Manager
  • Stitcher
  • Theatre Librarian
  • Theatre Teacher
  • Voice-Over Artist

Julie Salinero '18

Julie Salinero '18

Doctoral Candidate in School Psychology at Alfred University
Theatre Production and Psychology Double Major

The time I spent in the EC theatre was one of the major highlights of my time in college. The theatre ensemble gave me experience in developing my craft, working with professionals, plenty of opportunities to work with a range of scripts, and most importantly, lifelong friendships.