Type of Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts
Average Time of Commitment/Completion: 
4 years

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Gregory's University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Minor in Theatre for students wishing to pursue a career in the arts. Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, the hands-on nature of our curriculum and the very high degree of student-faculty interaction provide students with a unique educational opportunity at a university recognized for its scholarly and creative excellence.

St. Gregory' s Theatre offers a wide variety of opportunities for onstage and backstage experience. During their course of study, students are given leadership positions in different areas and actively participate in numerous theatre productions.

In our award-winning theatre program, students are nurtured in developing their skills as actors, directors, designers, technicians and stage managers through hands-on experience under the guidance of the faculty and guest artists. Students and audiences are invited to experience exciting productions, all selected to represent a variety of styles, genres and cultural perspectives.

Examples Of Careers/Jobs That Are Suited To This Major: 

Actor, Director, Production Manager, Scenic Designer, Sound Designer, Costume Designer, Lighting Designer, Arts Administrator, Theatre Educator

Examples Of This Major’s Core Classes: 

Applied Performing Arts, Introduction to Theatre, Fundamentals of Acting, Acting: Styles, Acting: Departures from realism, Acting for the Camera, Technical Theatre and Production, Scenic and Lighting Design, Costume Design and Construction, Aerial Dance, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Theatre History, Introduction to Film, Playwriting, Directing

Special Activities/Opportunities You’ll Experience At St. Gregory’s: 

10 Reasons to study Theatre at SGU!
1. Individualized classes, with low student/teacher ratios, integrated with production and performance
2. Beginning to advanced study in all aspects of theatre
3. Interdisciplinary collaboration with Dance, Music and Visual Arts
4. 4 theatre productions and 3 dance concerts every season
5. Co-productions with professional companies
6. Guest Artists Series in performance and design
7. Student Matinee Series and outreach to the community
8. Participation with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the Southeastern Theatre Conference
9. Excellent preparation for graduate programs and professional work
10. Opportunities to double major / minor

FOR MORE INFORMATION about becoming an SGU Theatre major, email us at

View Photos of our Past Productions

Dance, Business, English