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Why Should I Choose Theatre?

Our Theatre degree program enables you to experience every aspect of theatre – costume, set, sound, lighting design, stage management, marketing, acting, and directing. Small classes mean we can give you the individual attention that will prepare you 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 Will I Learn Through Theatre?

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

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What Can I Do With A Theatre Degree?

Recent Theatre graduates are working as a Production Tour Manager and in merchandise for national tours, as a Business Representative and Contract Associate at Actors Equity, as well as Production Stage Manager and Company Managers in regional theatre. Graduates also perform extra work on various TV and film productions, are cast members at Disney, and are working actors in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, Theatre graduates have found work in education, arts administration, business, law, and many other fields.

More About Careers

Are you interested in Theatre but majoring in another field of study? Try a minor in Theatre, which can equip you with a variety of skills that will compliment many different majors.

Minor Courses

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