Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts offers undergraduate coursework in theatre through the Department of Theatre and Dance. We offer a Minor and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, with various emphases including performance, design, technical work, and teaching. The well-rounded curriculum is both basic and innovative.
The program is structured to provide a rich mixture of academic, design, and performance courses, coupled with a broad array of electives, enabling ISU students to pursue theatre as a profession or an avocation.
Theatrical productions range from classics to contemporary, from intimate to large-scale, and from student-directed to faculty produced.
The Department of Theatre is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
Careers in Theatre
Many careers develop directly or indirectly from a theatre background.
Some of the more widely recognized careers include acting, directing, stage management, scene, costume, and properties construction and design, theatre management and publicity, playwriting, dance, and high school and college teaching.
Other careers for which theatre is an excellent background include public relations, sales, advertising, radio, and television announcing, and, many other vocations in which successful inter-personal skills are necessary.
Theatre students gain discipline, confidence, and a strong sense of team-building, all key skills in today’s economy.