Our program focuses on uncovering the potential of the individual student, including the development of personal performance practice. It builds on the objectives of the department’s core curriculum to develop within the student a deepened, strengthened, and professional level of competency in acting skills, and a sense of their own identity as a performing artist. Our students receive broad technical training in preparation for graduate studies or entry into the profession of theatre practice.
To help students develop as complete artists, our program emphasizes an understanding of essential acting theories, principles of voice production, flexible speech techniques, physical communication, physical structures of character, principles of Dramatic Action and Storytelling, and personal artistic practice. Research specific to an actor’s work, objective and subjective/affective, is demonstrated a core principle to artistic development.
Students are guided through the process of self critique to gain the ability to prescribe solutions and/or new directions for artistic development, and gain an understanding of professional modes of behavior, preparation, and competency.
Explore – Specific degree information can be found in the UWM Academic Catalog along with credits, courses, admission and program requirements.
Audition/Interview – A successful audition or placement interview is required prior to entry into the BA and BFA programs. View the department requirements on the admission page for more information.
Ebert, who moved to Los Angeles from Sun Prairie, discusses her co-starring role on ABC's "Modern Family". She has also appeared on “Jane the Virgin” and “Criminal Minds” and as a semi-regular character on “General Hospital".
Careers in Theatre
Arts & Entertainment Writer
Arts Council Director
Box Office Manager/Staff
Community Arts Organizer
Costume Shop Manager
Cruise Line Performer
Marketing & Sales
Musical Theatre Artist
Special Effects Artist
Theatre Education Teacher (K-12)
Theatre Equipment Sales
Trade Show Designer
Visual Effects Director/Engineer
Associate Professor, College of General Studies/Affiliate Faculty Appointment in the PSOA Theatre Department
Lecturer, On-Camera Acting, Theatre
Teaching Faculty II, Voice, Speech and Dialects
Assistant Professor, Theatre
Area Head, Musical Theatre
Teaching Faculty II, Acting
Associate Professor, Acting
Area Head, Acting