Theatre Arts Concentration Highlights
McNeese’s bachelor’s degree program in humanities with a concentration in theatre arts gives students with the unique and versatile skills needed to thrive in any professional career field. Our special, practice-based curriculum fosters knowledge and experience outside of the traditional classroom setting. Stage management, playwriting and the art of acting are taught alongside interdisciplinary skills like improvisation, creative thinking, effective communication, collaboration and coordination and public speaking. Students also receive hands-on training in technical theatre training in design and construction, marketing and promotion, event planning, budgeting and project management, making this degree a valuable investment.
While many theatre majors go on to pursue careers on or behind the stage, these skills prepare graduates to succeed in a wide range of employment areas including business management, political science, law, education, public relations and more.
Become a Bayou Player
As a Bayou Player, you will have opportunities to perform in non-musical and musical theatre, serve as stage manager, work in set, light, sound, costume, and makeup design and write scripts and plays for the stage. Not only does this give you extensive, well-rounded experience in acting, technical and writing skills, it also gives you a competitive advantage after graduation when you’re looking to start your career.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Degree Program: Humanities
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
Availability: in person
What Can You Do with a Theatre Arts Degree?
Majoring in theatre arts provides a strong foundational degree for pursuing careers in theatre, business, management, public relations, marketing, law and more. Or, pursue a master of fine arts degree to specialize your skill set.
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Master of Fine Arts in Acting
- Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration
- Master of Arts in Communication, Media and Theatre
- Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design
- Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting
- Master of Fine Arts in Scene Design
- Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design
- Master of Fine Arts in Stage Management
Job Titles or Employers
- Arts Administrator
- Costume Designer
- Lighting Designer
- Production Manager
- Props Master
- Set Designer
- Sound Designer
- Special Events Technician
- Stage Manager