Study Theatre at Coastal
Explore our innovative and intensive professional training through four concentrations in our Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts program, or our flexible Bachelor of Arts in Theatre BA program.
BFA Theatre Arts - Acting Concentration
The BFA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Acting degree prepares future actors for the professional theatre, the program focuses on developing the skills and professionalism required by a career in the theatre. The program attracts students who are willing to commit to structured, intensive, studio-based training and are searching to become a part of a company of actors, singers, designers, directors, and technicians.
BFA Theatre Arts - Design and Production Concentration
The BFA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Design and Production degree prepares students for professional careers as designers, technical directors, costume directors, and technicians in professional entertainment or for continued study in graduate school. This concentration is designed for students seeking professional training and who desire an intensive program of theatre studies with a high degree of specialized training. It provides a balance of performance, management, and technology classwork and gives the student a complete overview of the production process.
BFA Theatre Arts - Physical Theatre Concentration
The BFA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Physical Theatre is a unique opportunity for students to engage in a large variety of applied physical performance methods, including instruction in European-style techniques in clowning, circus skills, acrobatics, dance, and movement as well as voicework and text creation to produce original material. The program will attract students from a national base interested in further exploring the intersection of theatre, activism, and experimentation in performance. The structured, intensive, studio-based training will prepare students for a professional career in theatre-making and performance of innumerable styles.
BFA Theatre Arts - Musical Theatre Concentration
The BFA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre is intended for students who are willing to commit to structured, intensive, studio-based training and are searching for a degree that prepares them to function in the professional theatre as actor-singers. The program defines the term "musical theatre" in a way that embraces the richness and diversity of this challenging interdisciplinary art form that includes musical comedy, the musical play, new and alternative music theatre, "Broadway opera", cabaret, and revue. Students receive technique training in acting complemented by training in vocal technique, musicianship, dance, and the study of the repertoire of the musical theatre in print and recordings.
Theatre (Bachelor of Arts)
This program is designed for students whose goals require the study of more than one area of theatre, or who want a program with more flexibility than the BFA.