Undergraduate Theatre Arts

The Department of Theatre Arts has a learning by doing approach to the art of theatre. Once you step foot in the theatre, you have the opportunity to get involved immediately - on stage or back stage. The program is a full educational experience that will prepare you for the next step, whether that be graduate school or the performing world. 

We offer majors and minors in Theatre and Theatre Education and a minor in Film Studies. 
Our Theatre Major has the following concentrations:  Performance & Directing, Musical Theatre Performance, Technical Design, Theatre for Youth, and Theatre Studies. 

Why Edgewood College

The Department of Theatre Arts performs in a brand new theatre space, The Diane Ballweg Theatre, with all the top equipment for technical training. The program presents four major productions a year, so there is plenty of opportunity to hone your craft. The department is small and personal, with great opportunities to perform on stage or help design backstage. Also, we’re in the heart of Madison, which has a thriving arts scene.

Career Outcomes

Theatre Arts graduates are sought after in the following professions: Community theatre, regional theatre, commercial theatre, summer stock, children's theatre, industrials, playwriting, screenwriting, publicity, dramaturge, direct, technical direct, stage manage, design sets, lights, sound, costumes, produce, manage, market, box office, be involved in stage, radio, television, and teach.

  • This is not just a college community-it’s a family. It’s a family with many unique members who are all accepted with every quirk and eccentricity they have. Being a part of this community means that you always have a home and someone to rely on. The value of what I have gained from attending Edgewood College is immeasurable. I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of the this community; a true family.
    Rori Flynn ’10, Magna Cum Laude