In the liberal arts tradition, the FAU Bachelor of Arts in Theatre curriculum is intended for students seeking a broad exposure to the study of theatre and drama. The B.A. in Theatre provides students with a broad range of valuable skills. Through voice, movement and dance classes, students learn to control their voice’s pitch, projection, breathing and articulation. Their dance and movement classes teach them to become poised, self-assured, natural and expressive onstage. Classes such as Dramatic Theory and Genre and Script Analysis encourage students to listen and learn, observe and concentrate with a heightened sense of awareness. The theatre environment can be quite competitive and they’ll learn to solve problems using critical thought processes in creative ways. Theatre means you’re working with others intimately and independently, you are goal oriented, a self-starter and you have respect for deadlines. But above all, you have fun!
Some typical jobs in theatre include but are not limited to: Actor, Artistic Director, Box Office Manager, Business Manager, Drama Coach, Dramaturge, Director, House Manager, Makeup Arts, Playwright, Producer, Production Manager, Scenic Designer, Scenic Painter, Sound Designer, Special Effects Designer, Stage Crew, Stage Manager, Technical Director, Theatre Consultant, Theatre Critic, Theatre Educator, Vocal Coach, Movement Coach.
The B.A. in Theatre is a program well-suited for those who may eventually want to pursue advanced degrees in theatre such as the M.A., M.F.A. or Ph.D.