Theatre, BA

Central to Empowering Creative Expression.

CCSU’s BA 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 are immersed in a stimulating educational environment that enhances their understanding of themselves and others through design, creation, and performance of live theatre.

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, or crew in local and regional theatres
  • Students have the opportunity through university clubs to propose and implement student-produced works
  • Study abroad prospects
  • Internship opportunities
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Sarah Atkinson
Theatre Support Specialist
James J. Maloney Hall

Academic Department

As a scenic designer and actress, I love the program’s flexibility so that I can pursue both disciplines. Also, the faculty creates an open environment which has allowed me to transform myself from a shy student into a confident artist.

Nicki Cuneo ’23

Did You Know?

CCSU Theatre Unlimited students attended the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Region 1; KCACTF) and have been honored with merit awards for scenic design, sound design, stage management, directorial assistance, director-actor communication, and performance.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the interrelationships of theatrical disciplines in performance or design through constructive critique of classwork, and theatrical production and performance.
  2. Apply research to an actual or theoretical creation to demonstrate mastery of performance or craft.
  3. Collaborate effectively with faculty and peers using processes reflective of professional theatre.
  4. Plan, prepare, and execute aspects of productions that approach professional-level theatre.