Bachelor of Fine Arts

Theatre

Central to Creating the Scene.

CCSU’s BFA in Theatre provides students with a practical application of techniques and theory, in addition to personal awareness that prepares them for productive participation in an increasingly diverse and multicultural world. 

Graduates are equipped to make quality artistic contributions to society through experiential learning, educational excellence, and modeling of the collaborative process. Students participate in a season of plays and other theatrical events on campus, work with area high school students in outreach programs, and perform and work with Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, and other regional theatre groups.

Program Features

  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Foundation in theatre performance and design, technology, and production
  • Guided electives help students achieve a balance between performance and design that suits their interests and career goals
  • Opportunities to perform, direct, design, crew, or stage manage in local and regional theatres
  • tudy abroad prospects • Capstone project in performance/directing or in technology, design, and production
  • Internship opportunities
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available 

Program Options

Performance

Focuses on training the voice, body, and inner life of the actors so they may live authentically within the imaginary world. Understanding human behavior, relating to the given circumstances, specifying actionable objectives, and justifying motivations are some of the core principles addressed in this specialization. 

Technology, Design, and Production

Focuses on training students to acquire the necessary technical skills used in theatre production including scenery, costuming, lighting, sound, properties, stage management, and technical direction. This track fosters a passion for design, storytelling, behind-the-scenes experience, and collaborative process. 

 

Tara Hightower ‘23, Technology, Design, and Production Track

The theatre department is one big family; I have had no trouble finding friends. The professors are highly knowledgeable in their subject areas, help make industry connections, and are always willing to lend a helping hand.

Tara Hightower ‘23, Technology, Design, and Production Track


Learning Outcomes

  1. Analysis: Students will analyze interrelationship of theatrical disciplines in performance or design by constructively critiquing classwork, theatrical production and performances.
  2. Technique: Students will demonstrate the mastery of performance craft by applying research to a practical or theoretical creation.
  3. Collaboration: Students will demonstrate the ability to work in a team in an environment reflective of professional theatre practice.
  4. Productivity: Students will exhibit preparedness by actively participating in the mounting of productions.

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