Theatre with Specialization in Performance Bachelor of Fine Arts

Central to Creating the Scene.

Coursework in this specialization emphasizes training the actor in a variety of techniques that result in a truthful representation of humanity in an imagined world. In addition to acting classes, BFA Performance students study voice and dialect work, movement techniques, stage combat, studies in Shakespeare, and more. Students apply their classroom learning in the department’s seasonal productions which model the collaborative process of the professional work. A BFA Theatre degree from CCSU equips artists to make quality contributions to society.

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 theaters
  • Study 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

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Sarah Atkinson
Theatre Support Specialist
James J. Maloney Hall

Academic Department

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.