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  • UWM Theatre Education

Mission

Students focus on theatre as a cultural, educational, and humanitarian art form, and are trained to use and demonstrate high impact practices in their respective classrooms. Through immersion in creative and collaborative theatre/drama processes, students build professional capacity through arts-infused curricula. UWM’s Department of Theatre supports schools and cultural institutions in both the urban classroom setting, and beyond, by encouraging accessible creative arts education for all students.

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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 Education

Minor – Theatre Teaching Certification

Post Baccalaureate – Students who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in theatre or equivalent area (subject to faculty review) are eligible to apply for post baccalaureate studies in theatre education. Through these studies, students complete remaining undergraduate coursework and requirements leading to a recommendation for certification to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to teach theatre in grades K-12.

Careers+Alumni

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Brittani Ebert

BA Theatre | 2003

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

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

Dedicated Theatre Education Faculty

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

Director, K-12 Theatre Education

Lecturer, Theatre History & Education

Outreach Coordinator, Theatre

profile photoKate Kowbelkmkowbel@uwm.edu

Associate Lecturer, Theatre

profile photoBecca Martennielsenr@uwm.edu

Associate Lecturer, Theatre Education

profile photoRobin Mellormello@uwm.eduTheatre 220

Associate Chair, Theatre

Professor, Theatre

Theatre Faculty & Staff