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Earn your degree in Communications with an emphasis in Theatre at Pittsburg State University.

Learn the fundamentals of the entertainment industry, from stage management and design to directing and acting. Participation, collaboration, and service are integral components of the program.

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Train in state-of-the-art production facilities. The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is the region's premier destination for the fine and performing arts. Our facility features the 1,000-seat Linda & Lee Scott Performance Hall, a full theatrical stage, the 280-seat Dotty and Bill Miller Theater, and the 2,900 square-foot Rehearsal Hall. 

Topics unique to the Theatre emphasis track include:

  • Performance Studies
  • Acting
  • Theatre History
  • Stage Direction
  • Drama Studies
  • Stagecraft
  • Technical Production

What can I do with a theatre degree?

Work in the arts and entertainment industry across a broad spectrum of areas such as performance, technical production, design, and/or management.

Theatre graduates become:

  • Directors
  • Live performance producers
  • Voiceover artists
  • Stage managers
  • Broadcasters
  • Choreographers
  • Actors
  • Artists

Graduates in this emphasis track have also pursued careers in hotel/restaurant management, event planning, and facilities management.

About Communication Department

The Department of Communication offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees within a collaborative and collegial environment. Our top-ranked faculty are highly active in their professions and emphasize the importance of fusing theory with applied skill. We have more than 250 majors across the six emphasis areas of communication education, human communication, media production, multimedia journalism, strategic communication, and theatre. The department stresses an integrated and active approach to learning. Please explore our website and let us know if you have any questions. 

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