Students entering the Bachelor Degree program should have some background in theatre whether it be performing, backstage work, writing, or directing. The background of the student helps in determining placement within the program. However, the student’s background is not the only determining factor for admission to the program. Passion, raw talent, and willingness to develop skills also are considered.
All Theatre majors must participate in the productions of the area, as approved by the faculty.
All Theatre concentration majors must attend at least one production by the Shaw Players. In addition, students must attend all outside productions, determined by the faculty.
Each student must participate in departmental seminars, including lectures, recitals, workshops, and master classes.
Performance-track students must audition each semester in a faculty-approved capacity. These performances may be, but are not limited to, student-directed shows, class scenes, main-stage productions, or productions in the community. Production-track students must direct, design, or assist in a faculty-approved capacity, once a year. These may be scenes, productions at Shaw, or in the community.