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Here, students learn to navigate the actor, the text, and the theatrical space, and to approach theatre and the world with curiosity, empathy, and creativity.


Theatre at Centre prepares students to engage with all the elements of theatre as an art form.

The Theatre faculty and staff are a community of artists and scholars dedicated to using theatre as our primary tool. A student can major or minor in Theatre, or can add Theatre as a second major. Students can gain skills that will equip you for a life in the theatre or a career in any number of fields. In addition, students of any major are invited to take any of our classes and participate in all of our productions.

Communication skills, team-building skills, adaptive technology and media skills are all vital to success in today’s work force. So whether you want to be an actor or a banker, a playwright or a lawyer, a designer or a manager, Theatre at Centre can help you prepare!

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

Postgraduate Study

  • 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.

Major Requirements

Minor Requirements

Experiential Learning

Students engage in hands-on learning experiences and reflection to develop skills and increase knowledge retention.

Our theatre program produces three shows annually operating on a four-year cycle to ensure that every student has the opportunity to work in a wide range of theatrical forms; from Broadway musicals to Shakespeare. We also have an ongoing partnership with The Farm Theater’s College Collaboration Project which works with emerging playwrights and provides students an opportunity to visit New York City and witness first-hand the practices and processes of new play development.


We're committed to helping students find quality internship experiences in the career area of their choice.

Centre excels at arranging internships with leading theatres across the country and abroad including The Hangar Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Santa Fe Opera, Theatre West Virginia, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, and the Lexington Children’s Theatre. Our program also has a vibrant exchange-partnership with Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance in London, recently voted #1 theatre training school in the U.K.


Our extraordinary liberal arts and sciences education prepares students for meaningful lives and careers.

Our graduates have gone on to work in television as creator and show runner, and perform in Cirque de Soleil, the national and international tours of The Jersey Boys, the Berlin premiere of War Horse, and in the Cirque adaptation of James Cameron’s Avatar. Others find success as scenic designers and directors.

Theatre Faculty

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Jennifer Goff

  • Associate Professor of Theatre
  • Chair of Theatre Program

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