Theatre (BA)

Program Overview

Binghamton offers a BA in theatre, with three possible specializations: acting/directing, dance, or design/technical theatre. In addition, theatre majors can choose to study musical theater, performance theory, history or criticism.

Degrees Offered

  • BA in Theatre

Concentrations/Tracks

  • BA in Theatre: Acting/Directing
  • BA in Theatre: Dance
  • BA in Theatre: Technical/Design

Internships, research opportunities and more

Students may participate in department productions which include plays, musicals and dance productions each year. Learn more about the casting and audition process and what shows are coming up next.

To learn about opportunities for student internships, research and support, visit these links:

Coursework

Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

Binghamton's theatre major teaches students performance and technical skills and also encourages skills in leadership, teamwork, professionalism and self-direction. It also develops life skills such as problem solving, self-presentation and communication.

Career paths could include:

  • actor
  • arts administration
  • Broadway professional
  • casting director
  • children’s theater production
  • choreography
  • costume design
  • cruise/amusement park entertainment
  • dance company or studio founder/manager/fundraiser
  • dance teacher
  • dancer
  • director
  • drama or dance therapy
  • film/TV professional
  • lighting design
  • lighting/scenery or costume technical professional
  • make-up artist
  • marketing for the arts
  • musical theater professional
  • playwright
  • scene design
  • secondary education theater teacher
  • stage/production management
  • stunt person
  • wedding consultant
  • yoga instructor