About this Degree

Theatre is a creative art in which true excellence can only be achieved through total mastery of the mind, body and technical craft. The Theatre Arts curricula combine rigorous studio class work with a demanding production schedule to provide students with in depth training and practice in theatre. Undergraduate training options include acting, scenic, costume and lighting design, theatre and costume technology, and production and management training. First year students learn a foundation in theatre and its history, expository writing, art history and receive a specially designed theatre course relating to the student's area of interest. Students begin intensive theatre study as sophomores. The continued development of the visual media is expanding the volume of opportunities for majors in theatre. Networking, job experience, internships and expertise in your specialty are paramount to success.
Theatre Degree

What you will learn

All undergraduate theatre majors at the University of Georgia must complete a core of theatre courses designed to introduce the various facets of the field of theatre. They include courses in acting, design, play analysis and theatre history. In addition two courses at one semester hour each are "Applied Drama" courses (THEA 2040 and 2050) involving the student in the actual work of theatre in such areas as costuming, stagecraft, and box office and promotion. In planning their schedules, students should note that Acting I (THEA 3500) is a prerequisite for most upper division acting courses (which are major electives), and Design Foundatations (THEA 3300) is a prerequisite for most upper division design courses (also electives); Theatre History I (THEA 4200) is typically offered only in the Fall semester, and Theatre History II (THEA 4210) in the Spring; and the Senior Seminar (THEA 5053) must be taken in the Fall semester of the senior year.

Scholarship and Award Information

Several undergraduate scholarship and award opportunities are available at the University of Georgia.

Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards

Student Organizations

Employment

Possible Job Titles:
Actor Lighting Designer
Administrator of Arts Programs Management
Agent Marketing and Advertising
Booking Manager Miniature Set Designer
Broadcast Technology Personal Manager
Box Office Sales Playwriting
Camera Operation Producing
Carpenter/Scenic Artist Promoter
Casting Director Company Manager Private Instruction
Copy Writer Property Design
Coordinator of Volunteers Public Relations Manager
Copyright Specialist Riggers
Costume Designer Screenwriting/Scriptwriting
Design/Sales Set Design/Construction
Drama Therapist Sound Design
Dramatization Teacher Special Effects
Electricians Stage Manager
Film Editor Talent Agent
Fundraising and Development Westridge School
Furniture Designer Teacher
Hair/Make-up Technical Theatre Director
Instructor of Performing Art Wardrobe
  Writer/Editor
Employers:
Acting Conservatories Music and Film Studios
Advertising Agencies Music and Video Stores
Amusement and Theme Parks Music Companies
Cabarets Orchestra and Bands
Children's Theaters Performing Arts Centers
Colleges and Universities Production Companies
Commercial Theaters Public Relations Firms
Community Theaters Radio Stations
Cruise Lines Regional Theaters
Dinner Theaters Repertory Companies
Entertainment Companies Summer Stock Theaters
For A Good Time Theatre Co. Television/Film Studios
GA Fine Arts Academy This End Up
Industry Trade Papers Touring Companies
Magazines and Newspapers Video Production Companies
Marketing and Sales Media Firms