About the Department

C. Rosalind Bell's 1620BankStreet (Fall 2012)Theatre Arts offers courses and creative activities in which students learn to make, understand, and evaluate theatrical events. In doing so, students acquire knowledge and skills that enable them to become collaborative, informed, imaginative, and engaged theatre makers, who – as artists, scholars, and citizens – will pursue paths after graduation in professional theatre, education, business, and other fields of endeavor.

The faculty is committed to theatre as a liberal art and an emphasis on the total artist. Majors, minors, and non-majors develop skills and connect insights in acting, directing, design, production, dramaturgy, research, and writing throughout their coursework, culminating in thesis projects presented as part of Senior Theatre Festival. Through participation in student- and faculty- directed productions, students ground their study of theatre in rehearsal and performance. Department productions provide the university and local community with the opportunity to experience high-quality theatre of diverse style, content, and form from a variety of historical periods.

The department annually offers scholarships for incoming and ongoing students: deadline, February 15. For information, visit the department website or contact the office administrator at 253.879.3330.

All students are welcome to audition for and participate in Theatre Arts productions.


Puget Sound Production photos: Kurt Walls. For production detail, place cursor on the image.