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Theatre Arts

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Students studying theatre learn from experienced faculty and professional actors in a master-apprentice environment as part of our top-ranked School of Creative and Performing Arts. Our theatre program is ranked in the country's top 10 by The Princeton Review.

Emphasis Areas 

Our B.F.A programs are 3 years/2 summers and include emphasis areas in:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Musical Theatre
  • Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) (Read the info sheet)
  • Stage Management
  • Scenic, Costume and Lighting Design 

We also offer a B.A. in Theatre Arts (4-year degree).

Immersive Opportunities 

At Stephens, you'll gain a deep understanding of everything that goes into a theatrical production. Year-round performance opportunities allow you to grow creatively in a positive, nurturing environment.

  • Enjoy numerous opportunities to perform alongside professional guest artists in the Macklanburg Playhouse Company.
  • Learn the ins-and-outs of producing an entire show as part of the student-run Warehouse Theatre Company.
  • Gain professional experience your second summer at Okoboji Summer Theatre, our stock theatre company in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
  • Learn about the art and business of children’s theatre through TRYPS Children’s Theater, a popular children’s theatre company located on campus—as well as 'Boji Bantam, our summer children's theatre. 

More to Explore 

Theatre Arts is part of the School of Creative and Performing Arts, known for its dedicated professional faculty. The school includes the Okoboji Summer Theatre, a summer stock and children's theatre company. We also invite you to explore other degree programs in the school:

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