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Bobbi Biron Theater Program

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In 1999, the Salisbury University Theatre Program was endowed with more than $500,000 by Bobbi Biron, a longtime Salisbury resident with a love for theatre. Biron stipulated various uses for the endowment, including student scholarships and guest artist programs. With this gift, SU became the first campus in the University System of Maryland with an endowed theatre program or department and, in gratitude to its benefactor, the Theatre Program is named in her honor.

Theatre courses are offered in traditional lecture and performance lab settings through web-enhanced, hybrid, and online modalities. Selected courses meet requirements in the general education and creative arts programs. The facilities include a 776-seat proscenium theatre, a 150-seat black box theatre, a performance lab/rehearsal room, and multiple production shops and labs.

Undergraduate Admission

Please refer to the University's requirements and procedures for Freshman and Transfer applications that are accepted on line at Auditions for admission to the Theatre Program are not required.

Theatre Major

Academic Checklist (pdf)

  • Complete with grades of "C" or better 13 courses in theatre (5 must be at the 300/400 level): 8 core and 5 track.
  • Complete with grades of "C" or better the requirements of a minor (suggested areas are Art, Communication Arts, Creative Arts, Dance, Film or Music); a minimum of 30 hours at the 300/400 level; and, electives as needed to graduate with a minimum of 120 hours.
  • Transfer students majoring in theatre must complete a minimum of six theatre courses including THEA 199 and 499 at Salisbury University.

The mission of the Bobbi Biron Theatre Program's 44-hour theatre major is to provide focused, pre-professional training within the context of broad liberal arts study that leads to a Bachelor of Arts in theatre. Through applied studio courses, laboratory experiences and full productions, students learn an immediately useful set of theatre skills to prepare them for entry-level professional theatre training programs or graduate school. Concurrent study of textual analysis, literature, and history help them place the theatre within its larger historical and cultural context and to think critically, reason clearly, imagine creatively and communicate effectively about theatre and the world of which it is a part. A required track in either Performance or Design & Production allows for individual experimentation and growth.

Theatre Minor

Academic Checklist (pdf)

Students must complete 5 courses (including 1 at 300/400 level) with grades of “C” or better.Only 1 course can be used to satisfy General Education requirements and at least 3 must be earned at the University. This minor is not available to theatre majors.

Contact Information

Robert W. Smith, Artistic Director, Bobbi Biron Theatre Program, call 410-548-4777 or 410-548-5588 or email

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