Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies is designed to provide students with focused training in Acting, Directing, Technical Theatre, Stage Management, and Costume Design.

This non-audition-based major is designed to provide students with focused training throughout the Conservatory. Students will be immersed in a diverse and well-rounded curriculum, which will give them foundational skills to pursue many avenues upon graduation.


  • This program lends itself to students who want to investigate multiple aspects of the theatre industry.
  • Focus is placed on building a solid foundation in performance, scenic, lighting, and costume design, and stage management.
  • Immersive training begins in the first semester of the first year.
  • Students receive individualized instruction and are mentored throughout the entirety of the program. Emphasis is put on developing a strong process with objective driven outcomes, which will allow students to achieve their industry goals.
  • This is an eight semester program consisting of six traditional semesters and two summer semesters. This enables students to graduate in three years.
  • The two summer semesters will be spent at the Okoboji Summer Theatre, in Spirit Lake, IA. This summer stock theatre offers an opportunity for students to both apply their skills and to build a solid, cross-discipline, resume.
  • On both the Conservatory campus and the Okoboji campus, students will work alongside industry professionals and guest artists.

The goal of this comprehensive program is to create a true “multi-hyphenate” artist. It is well suited for the student who knows no boundaries and who has a passion and drive to learn all aspects of the theatre.

  • Accelerated BFA program-three years/two summers (eight semesters)
  • Ideal for students who have multiple theatrical interests
  • Immersive and expansive learning
  • Learn from working professionals
  • Work at a summer stock theatre.
  • Work on all aspects of mainstage and black box productions
  • Individualized preparation for graduate school, teaching secondary education, starting a theatre company, or a direct route into the industry.

This is a non-audition based program. We welcome students of all gender identities. Apply for free at

Conservatory for the Performing Arts

Mike Warner,
Administrative Assistant

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