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The University of Mount Union’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre allows students to gain knowledge about the theatre through various courses and hands-on learning. Whether in the field of performing, designing, or directing, our wide selection of courses offers practical learning for students from professors who continue to work professionally in their fields.

The four-year theatre degree is offered to all students at the Mount Union. The program is a beneficial way for students to jumpstart their skills and experience on the road to a rewarding career in performing, directing, and much more.

Theatre at Mount Union Quick Facts

  • Numerous opportunities to hone your craft through hands-on experiences, including four productions per year.
  • Personalize your training by choosing between three tracks of study that will match coursework with your interests – Performance, Musical Theatre, and Design Technology.
  • Opportunities for internships with professional theatre companies.
  • Competitive Theatre scholarships offered and renewable for up to eight semesters.

The theatre program utilizes the Giese Center for the Performing Arts, renovated in 2014. These facilities house the theatre and music spaces, as well as an art gallery.


Majoring in theatre is so much more than simply performing on stage. You will gain a solid knowledge of theory, history, literature and criticism, which is critical to the craft. The theatre degree program at the University of Mount Union will expose you to all of the necessary components of the field and offer you ample opportunities to “practice” what you learn. From acting, lighting, sound and properties to stage and box office management, you will experience the variety of positions and areas offered by the field of theatre and be prepared for career success. Active participation in our theatrical productions supplements your classroom study, providing hands-on experience.

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