Students participate in a rigorous program that demands a commitment to both academics and the hands-on production of the plays we produce. Enthusiasm, curiosity, and tenacity are crucial to successfully meeting the requirements of the major.
Find your perfect fit
Whether you’re looking for a career in the performing arts or fields where communication, creativity, teamwork, and collaboration are essential job functions, you’ll develop highly transferable skills you can apply to diverse career paths.
Local arts community
We are deeply involved in the cultural, creative, and artistic life of the greater Portland area through our wide-ranging production season, interdisciplinary collaborations, community and school outreach, and interactive theatre experiences.
With professional and industry standards as our guide, our productions represent the culmination of a process-driven collaboration between students and our professional faculty and staff. Through comedies, dramas, musicals, classical plays, operas, and devised work, our students experience a broad range of theatrical genres and styles.
Study with working professionals & artists
Our students receive one-on-one guidance and support from our highly experienced faculty who are active professionals with a deep network of industry contacts.
Become the theatre-makers of the future
After submitting your application to the University, you’ll be required to interview with theatre faculty to be admitted into the Theatre major.
Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.
On campus: our facilities
Our home on the Gorham campus is where we build our sets, props, costumes, and design for our 140-seat proscenium theatre and 50-seat black box. Opening in 2024, our audio production studio will be a place to explore sound and audio design, voiceover, and radio theatre.
In the community: the external experience
We offer a distinctive external experience, similar to an internship, designed to immerse students in the community — regionally, nationally, and internationally. It’s an opportunity to actively engage, continue building skills, and make industry connections.
Our helpful admissions counselors are here to answer your questions about the admissions process, our academic programs, and student support services. We also invite you to explore the many ways to visit campus or to engage with us through online experiences.