Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

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Available Options

  • Concentration in Design/Technology

    The design/technology concentration offers specialized training in costume, lighting, scenic design, and theater technology for the student pursuing a career as a professional designer or technician or conservatory training beyond the bachelor's level. In addition to the core of theater classes required of all majors, design/technology requires extended coursework in the chosen area(s) of design and technology. Students also take computer-assisted drafting, dramatic literature, and numerous interdisciplinary classes to broaden and enhance their training. These classes are chosen from the art, film, music, and dance. Students have the opportunity to complete numerous production assignments including design opportunities.

  • Concentration in Stage and Screen Acting

    This new undergraduate program of study is designed for students interested in pursuing a professional career on the stage and screen. It offers conservatory-style training for the serious acting student in all aspects of performance including professional actor training, camera training for film and television as well as voice, movement and speech training with a special emphasis on all styles of acting. Admission is by audition only. The program is lead by UNLV's distinguished faculty with professional careers in the acting industry.

  • Concentration in Theatre Studies

    The theatre studies concentration offers generalized study in all aspects of theater for students seeking a professional career in teaching, performance, design/ technology, and/or continued practical, artistic, or scholarly study beyond the bachelor's level. In addition to the general core and theatre core, theatre studies students choose from a broad range of courses that blend the best of both design/technology and performance. The concentration requires fewer credits specific to the major and is a good choice for students enrolled in the Honors College or students pursuing a double major or a minor in another department. Theatre studies is often the best choice for transfer students as it allows easier integration of classes taken elsewhere.

Accreditation

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Communication Techniques- appropriate for the concentration that may include some or all of these techniques: acting, voice, movement, dance, computer and hand drafting, drawing and painting, collage construction, and speech, model building
  • Production Skills- appropriate for the concentration that may include some or all of these skills: rehearsal etiquette, learning lines, practicing scenes, construction skills used in the lighting, scenery, and costume production studios, as well as following direction, performance responsibilities and time management
  • Academic Skills- writing, research, discussion
  • Professional preparation- self marketing as is timely and appropriate in their program- preparing audition material, attending auditions, creating a resume, learning networking techniques, portfolio preparation- from digital to hard copy, applying to graduate schools
  • The ability to study and analyze plays; have an understanding of genre, style, and direction through the study of plays and theatre history
  • An understanding of the contextual importance of theatre in the humanities, in the fine arts and part of the human experience

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College of Fine Arts Advising Center

Fine Arts Advising assists first-year, sophomore, and new transfer students. Students advance past the second year in their respective disciplines, they must seek advising from the school or department of their major.

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Department of Theatre

The Department of Theatre in the College of Fine Arts offers programs in performance, production and technology taught by experienced faculty, while taking advantage of the entertainment richness of Las Vegas.

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College of Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts provides an academic experience that heightens awareness of the physical, intellectual, and cultural world while preparing students for professional employment and/or post-graduate study in their artistic area.

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