Theatre Arts

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Whether your interest is in acting, directing, design, or theory the Theatre Arts program can heighten your view of theatre as a performing art and its place in society and culture. Our seasoned and nationally recognised instructors bring their passion to the classroom, stage, and design studios to shape and inspire the actors, directors, and designers of tomorrow. UA Little Rock undergraduates excel because of the purposely low student-faculty ratio which allows for hands-on training and high-level production experience in all areas of theatre. The presence in our department of the state’s premiere Dance BFA program offers students additional real world experience as performers, designers, and stage managers in a related art form. The broad focus of the BA program provides an excellent foundation for developing leadership skills, the ability to collaborate, and increased strength in critical and analytical thinking for students pursuing a career in theatre or any other career option. At UA Little Rock Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, we shape your dreams into reality.

Highlights of the Program Include:

  • Faculty who are committed teachers and accomplished artists
  • Regular guest artists
  • Ability to perform and design in main stage productions every semester
  • Two performance spaces
  • Talent-based scholarships
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Professional internships in production, design and performance
  • Student funded travel to professional conferences, workshops, and performances
  • Ability to double major in subjects across the college and university
  • Numerous direct professional connections for students including
    Ballet Arkansas, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre,  Arkansas Arts Center, and Murry’s Dinner Playhouse

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