University of South Florida

School of Theatre & Dance

College of the Arts

Theatre Arts

The theatre arts concentration provides flexibility for the student interested in many aspects of theatre. Develop your own program of study from an expansive range of courses. The program provides academic study and hands-on learning in performance, costume/set/lighting design, technical theatre, playwriting, stage management, directing, theatre history, literature and criticism, and more.

From musical comedy to contemporary drama; from Shakespeare to the premiere of a new play, students explore the full range of theatrical offerings in a supportive environment. The theatre arts student assembles a broad base of knowledge that prepares you to work in a vast range of fields. Coursework in the program develops your creative, writing, teamwork, initiative, reading, speaking, and research skills. Students also gain practical and professional experience in production and performance through various USF Theatre mainstage productions every year.

View the Course Prerequisites, Curriculum, and Plan of Study in the USF Undergraduate Catalog.


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