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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
Faculty: Theatre BA
Professor, Arts & Social Entrepreneurship
Director, K-12 Theatre Education
Lecturer, Theatre History & Education
Outreach Coordinator, Theatre
Associate Professor, Playwriting & Analysis
Associate Lecturer, Play Analysis and Acting