The Theatre Program seeks to provide a balanced and comprehensive theatre experience for all students. The program offers a wide range of dramatic forms selected both to educate and to entertain.
We offer classes for both majors and non-majors that provide a thorough foundation in theatrical history, theory, and literature as well as training in acting, directing, design, and technical theatre. Thus, students are prepared for graduate education and for employment in any field that values high level communication skills as well as for careers in theatre as teacher, artist, technician, or manager.
In preparation for their graduate school and/or a professional career, majors are required, as part of their senior seminar experience, to reflect upon their time in the theatre program at Centre College. This reflection process involves a public “exhibition” of their four years of work within the program.
Your Major Took You Where?
Theatre majors have gone on to a variety of graduate programs and careers.
- Cincinnati Playwright’s Initiative
- Florida Studio Theatre
- Georgia Shakespeare
- Governor’s School for the Arts
- Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (M.Phil.)
- University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., int’l trade & business law)
Majors begin with classes that look at acting; theatre design and technology; and theatre history, literature, and theory. They then take an advanced course in each area and two other advanced courses of their choice. Students can also gain academic credit for being in and working on productions.