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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Theatre

Areas of Study


Areas of Study

DU's theater program is about getting you to dig deeply into all areas of the theatrical production process so you're prepared to do it all when you graduate.

We value and emphasize the aesthetics and technical aspects of theater—and by giving you a solid foundation in both, we aim to make you the most desirable candidate for any career that demands creativity, technical prowess and project-management experience.

Why earn a major or minor in theatre at DU?

Our alumni chose DU's theatre major or minor because it:

  • took them outside their comfort zone by helping them develop skills in public speaking, vocalization and more;
  • empowered them to become more hands on—whether working the sound board to ensure proper sound levels or setting emotional tone by using lighting techniques;
  • gave them a taste of what it's like to manage a large production—including setting deadlines, assigning tasks, tracking progress, balancing expectations and delivering the final product on time and within the designated budget.

Find requirements for theatre majors.

Find requirements for theatre minors.

Gwen Adams"We all put in time working behind the scenes, regardless of our emphasis.  It's important to the DU Theatre Department that students get a broad-range education, with a variety of skills that will serve us well in our theatre careers.

"After four years with the department, I have a solid working knowledge of scenery, lighting and costumes, and I'm one of the few who enjoys working in both performance and technical theatre."

--Gwen Adams, BA in theater, distinction in acting, '11