Theatre Arts Administration

Theatre is a business and the Theatre Arts Administration program bridges the gap between the art of theatre and the science of business. You’ll learn skills in both the theatre arts and business administration to prepare you for a career in roles across the competitive arts industry.

FAST FACTS

A 2017 study conducted by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) shared that those who study the arts, either fine arts or performance, ultimately end up in administration or management roles.


What You'll Study

As a Theatre Arts Administration major you’ll get the best of both worlds; classes in business administration and theatre arts that will prepare you for a dynamic career after graduation. You will perfect your management skills through class work, practical experiences involving productions, and community events held on campus during the academic year, with professional internships and employment experiences during the summer. You will also have the opportunity to be a member of Dean’s Council through the School of Business and Management, Sigma Beta Delta International Honors Society, Alpha Psi Omega Honors Society, or serve on the play selection committee.
 

Beyond the Classroom

While earning your degree, you’ll complete an internship to test your skills and learn in the field. In addition, you’ll travel with fellow students in the program to the Southeastern Theatre Conference to develop industry connections and learn about potential opportunities in the future. If you’re looking for an extra opportunity to learn beyond the classroom, consider enrolling in one of the travel courses to both New York City and England.

After Graduation

Company Manager
Production Manager
Artistic Director
Casting Agent
Marketing and Social Media Specialist

Meet the Faculty

Amy Anderson
Dean of Business and Management, Instructor of Business

Danielle Curtis
Professor of Theatre Arts; Assistant Dean of Arts, Humanities and Education; Director of Theatre Arts

Michael Hannah
Program Coordinator and Professor of Theatre Arts

Joseph Walsh
Associate Instructor of Business, Program Coordinator for Business Administration

Glen Weaver
Assistant Professor of Business

Joshua Yoder
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Scholarships are available for those with prior experience in stage management, publicity, marketing, or who wish to participate in productions either as an actor or behind the scenes. Please contact Danielle Curtis, director of theatre arts, for assistance.

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