Theatre and dance

Theatre Undergraduate Program (BA and BS)


WHY study theatre at Missouri State?

  • You will gain valuable production experience by participating in one of our many performance opportunities, touring groups or one-act productions.
  • Take your interest in theatre to the next level through our program's mix of theatre theory, history and training.
  • You will develop critical reading, writing and thinking skills that allow you to pursue a variety of careers related to theatre.
  • Specialized instructors in all areas of theatre are ready and willing to work with you anytime in order to advance your professional skills.

Gaining the knowledge of theatre you need to succeed

In order to be admitted to the BA and BS degrees, you will write a short (300-500 word) essay about why you want to pursue this particular degree. These programs are for students interested in the cutting edge of innovation, change. and new thinking in the theatre world, with the flexibility to develop skills that will serve you in advanced study, in the professional theatre world or in a variety of careers. You will complete courses in theatre reading and writing, acting and directing, theatre history, design and technology, theory and experimental forms.