Dig deeper into the stories that make theatre important and relevant

Susquehanna University offers an exceptional blend of creativity and community. Bring scripts to life while building a solid foundation for more career possibilities than you thought imaginable.

Don’t want to wait in the wings? You won’t have to. Right away in your very first year you’ll participate in at least one production, guaranteed. Challenging courses in everything from acting and playwriting and production design to theatrical theory and history will raise your academic rigor. Meanwhile you’ll have countless opportunities to get your hands dirty building sets, designing costumes, rigging lights, launching marketing campaigns and taking an active part in cutting-edge, student-produced productions in unconventional spaces. Participate in internship opportunities like working with Playwrights Horizons, the Utah Festival Opera and Walnut Street Theatre.

Do the hands-on work to get you ready for immediate career success in fields such as dramaturgy, literary management, casting, patron services, education and so much more. Or combine theatre studies with any other major and you’ll be ready for broadcasting, audience development, business management, fundraising, politics or government. Whatever path you choose, you will approach graduate school or a job hunt with skills that make you stand out as a star.

of production/design students attend a conference with theatre faculty before graduation
of theatre studies students who apply to graduate school are accepted
of performance students are cast in a faculty-led production their first year

Emphasizing the social relevance of theatre

At Susquehanna, theatre is a living, breathing discipline that extends beyond the stage.

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Working on set building in Erik Viker's theatre class

Potential Careers

  • Professional dramaturg
  • Playwright
  • College professor
  • Drama therapist
  • Arts administrator

Recent Employers

  • Playwrights Horizon, New York City
  • New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
  • TodayTix
  • Open Stage Harrisburg
  • Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Introducing theatre at Susquehanna  

Vibrant, kinetic and connected, theatre at Susquehanna offers a creative outlet for all students.

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Studying for a Degree in Theatre Studies

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in theatre studies at Susquehanna.

Explore other programs and opportunities

See the full list of related programs on the School of the Arts page.

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