Perform stories that define human nature
Take center stage at Susquehanna and beyond in our theatre performance major.
You’ll grow artistically as an actor. From critical analysis of dramatic literature, to authentic and powerful acting on stage, you’ll develop in your craft beyond what you thought possible.
Explore characters that force you out of your comfort zone and learn something about yourself in the process. You’ll focus on the tools you need to improve your acting. Our intensive acting classes are supported by coursework in theatre history and dramatic theory, enhancing your performances. Adding one of our interdisciplinary minors, like arts administration and women’s studies, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.
In ways more broad-based than fine arts degrees, you’ll gain a better understanding of human communication and culture.
The department follows a professional model, preparing you for the environment you’ll step into after graduation. Shows are produced by developing the strength of the ensemble, which helps you build collaboration skills with your fellow theater practitioners.
Our students often begin performing on the main stage in their first semester.
- There are four main stage productions each year, including a student-directed show and a major musical, and six second stage productions
- You’ll collaborate with the Department of Music on their annual opera program
- We offer a second stage season-experimental, edgy and fueled by students’ artistic desires
Our faculty will help you find the right internships in theaters across the country. You will develop your professional experience resume and build your network so you can pursue an advanced degree or employment opportunities in acting or related theater fields.