Theatre Arts, B.A.
The program emphasizes hands-on learning supported by a solid foundation in theory and history. Because so many people in theatre want to do it all, a little bit of everything is included in the core program, with the opportunity to take electives in either Performance or Design & Technology. The Theatre Arts major prepares students for careers in theatre and offers skills essential in film, television, radio, and other production oriented fields. In addition, students in theatre develop skills in problem solving, teamwork, creative processing, collaboration, accountability, and communication of ideas: skills and practices demanded in a wide range of careers.
Why this Program
Take advantage of several work opportunities offered by the department. Make wigs for the Costume Shop, hone your technical theatre production skills in the Electrics and Sound Shop, and learn how to set the stage in the Scene and Props Shop.
The annual theatre production season involves students at all levels in a variety of theatrical works such as classics, modern/ contemporary plays, and original pieces. Musical productions, in collaboration with the Music program, provide opportunities for students every other year.
Students create new designs, scripts, interpretations, and solutions.
Did you know?
Unique to our Theatre Arts program is the close collaboration with the Film program. Many informal cross-disciplinary collaborations take place among our students.
Humboldt has not one, but three theatres for live performances. Among those theatres is the largest performing arts venue in Humboldt County and seats 750 and is supported by extensive technology and equipment.
The annual theatre production season involves students at all levels in a variety of theatrical works such as classics, modern/contemporary plays, and original pieces. Musical productions, in collaboration with the Music program, provide opportunities for students every other year.
Being a Theatre Arts major isn’t just about being on stage in front of an audience. There is a wide spectrum of related behind-the-scenes careers that a degree will prepare you for.
- Casting Director
- Costume Designer
- Lighting Designer
- Makeup Designer
- Scenic Artist
- Set Designer
- Stage Manager