About

  • UWM Theatre BA Group

Theatre Making

Create original works of theatre as a director or designer, actor and performer, teaching artist, as storytellers. Our program allows students the opportunity to explore the scope of theatre rather than focus on one targeted track.

Social Entrepreneurship

Within a respectful, ethical, and accessible environment, our students develop creative and critical practice through analysis and performance. Our program regularly investigates and responds to social and political issues and conditions. Students will hone their ability to produce an effective response by developing as planners, researchers, builders, designers, and implementers.

Community Engagement

By participating in community through civic engagement and theatre for social justice, our students are allowed the opportunity to express themselves in significant and meaningful ways. Within the discipline of theatre, together we will identify and explore current dispositions, ideas, forms, and perspectives. The conceptual outcomes will then be designed and performed in a variety of contexts both on campus and in the community.

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Degrees

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.

BA – Theatre Practices

Minor – Theatre

Careers+Alumni

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Sara Zientek

BA, Theatre Studies | 2011

"Sara Zientek combines a brash, irreverent, funny and often tough exterior with all such a persona hides of a soul who is frightened, insecure, sensitive and lost." -The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Careers in Theatre

Actor/Actress
Agent
Art Director
Artistic Director
Arts & Entertainment Writer
Arts Administration
Arts Council Director
Box Office Manager/Staff
Broadway Theatre/Tours
Business Consultant
Camp Director
Carpentry/Scenic Artistry
Casting Director
Choreographer
Comedian
Community Arts Organizer
Computer Drafter/Designer
Conflict/Resolution Facilitator
Corporate Trainer
Costume Designer
Costume Director
Costume Shop Manager
Crafts Artisan
Creative Director
Cruise Line Performer
Curator
Development Director
Dialect Coach
Director
Drama Therapist
Dramaturgy
Draper/Cutter
Drapery Fabricator/Installer
Education Administrator
Electrician
Entertainer
Entertainment Designer/Manager
Events Manager
Event Planner/Coordinator
Gaffer
Grip
Hair/Make-up
Lawyer
Life Coach
Lighting Designer/Director
Makeup Designer/Artist
Managing Director
Marketing & Sales
Master Carpenter
Milliner
Model
Musical Theatre Artist
Office Administration
Outreach Coordinator
Playwright
Politician
Producer
Production Assistant
Production Manager
Project Manager
Projection Designer
Properties Director
Props Artisan
Rigging Installer
Scenery Designer
Scenic Artist/Painter
Screenwriter
Scriptwriter
Set Designer/Decorator
Singer
Social Worker
Sound Designer/Engineer
Sound Technician
Special Effects Artist
Stage Director/Manager
Stage Hand
Staging Fabricator
Stunt/Double
Tailor
Talent Agent/Director
Technical Director
Television/Radio Personality
Theatre Consultant
Theatre Critic
Theatre Education Teacher (K-12)
Theatre Equipment Sales
Theatre Journalist/Blogger
Therapist
Trade Show Designer
University Administration
University Faculty
Visual Effects Director/Engineer
Vocal Coach
Voiceover Artist
Wardrobe Specialist
Wigmaker

Faculty

Faculty: Theatre BA

profile photoAnne Bastingbasting@uwm.eduTheatre 242

Professor, Theatre

profile photoNerissa Eichingernerissa@uwm.eduTheatre TB 92

Scenic Arts Instructor, Theatre

profile photoRalph Janes(414) 651-2916janes@uwm.eduArt 232

Director, K-12 Theatre Education

Senior Lecturer, Theatre History & Education

Outreach Coordinator, Theatre

profile photoRobin Mellormello@uwm.eduTheatre 220

Chair, Theatre

Professor, Theatre

profile photoJeffrey Mossermosser@uwm.edu

Adjunct Faculty, Theatre

profile photoAlvaro Saar Riosriosa@uwm.edu

Associate Professor, Playwriting

profile photoJenny Toutanttoutant@uwm.edu

Associate Lecturer, Play Analysis and Acting

Department Faculty & Staff