A production is more than just entertainment. It takes the efforts of performers, directors, set designers, makeup artists and more to bring a production to life. At Salisbury University, we believe show business really is “business.” From the studio to the stage, we’ll help you reflect your spirit and turn it into a career of promise.
Why Choose Theatre at SU?
Our program balances a broad liberal arts perspective with the specifics of professional training. Anchored in classical tradition, the program examines theatre through aesthetic education and criticism, creative expressions and historical and socio-cultural perspectives.
What sets our program apart from others is:
- A broad foundation of study. As part of their liberal arts education, theatre majors are engaged in the challenging and meaningful study of theatre as a means of communication, cultural expression and creativity. Students are instructed in a variety of skills, meaning they will graduate not only as performers but as scholars, writers and researchers.
- Personal instruction. Our small classes ensure that each student is a familiar face who receives individual attention in the classroom, rehearsal and advising setting.
- Opportunities to perform. Our performance season runs parallel to the academic year and provides performing opportunities for all students. The Bobbi Biron Theatre presents a range of plays for students to participate in, from the 18th century to the present.
At SU, students may complete the theatre major in one of two tracks.
Focused study in our program is balanced by a wide range of required production experiences that develop skills, knowledge and a professional work ethic to help you succeed in your career or postgraduate studies. With a theatre degree from SU, you could take the stage as one of the following:
- Arts Administrator
- Broadcast Presenter
- Casting Director
- Community Arts Worker
- Set Designer
- Stage Manager
Faculty with Real-World Experience
Our award-winning faculty serve to inspire and challenge each student’s artistic and intellectual potential.