Theatre Arts Concentration Highlights
McNeese’s bachelor’s degree program in liberal studies with a concentration in theatre arts gives provides students with the unique and versatile skills needed to thrive in any professional theatre career field by fostering knowledge and experience outside of the traditional classroom setting. Practical theatre skills such as performance are taught alongside interdisciplinary skills like improvisation, creative thinking, effective communication, collaborating and coordinating with diverse teams, and public speaking. Students also receive hands-on training in technical skills like set 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
In McNeese’s theatre arts program, students receive experience in all areas of theatre design, management, production and performance in a special practice-based curriculum. As a Bayou Player, you will have opportunities to perform, 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 versatile and well-rounded experience to enhance your acting, technical and writing skills by experiencing the theater holistically, it also gives you a competitive advantage after graduation when looking to start your career.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Degree Program: Liberal Studies
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
What Can You Do with a Threatre Arts Degree?
While a bachelor's degree in theatre arts provides a strong foundational degree for pursuing careers in business, management, public relations, marketing, law, and other careers, there are also a variety of careers available in the rapidly-growing field of theatre arts for graduates. Or, pursue a master of fine arts degree to specialize your skillset.
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
Programs Related to the Concentration in Theatre Arts
Not sure if the concentration in theatre arts is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese and talk about your options with a recruiter.
Charles McNeely, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts