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.

Program Highlights

  • The Department of Theatre Arts performs in 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.  

  • Located in Madison, our students have access to a thriving arts scene. 

Career Outcomes

The entertainment industry is huge and growing at unprecedented rates. The need for people trained in all areas of theatre production, continues to grow. This translates directly to film, television, social media and other forms of entertainment. 

Theatre Arts graduates are sought after in the following professions: film, television, audio and digital work, commercial theatre, summer stock, children's theatre, industrial training films, community theatre, playwriting, screenwriting, publicity, dramaturgy, directing, technical directing, stage management, set design, light design and tech, sound design and tech, costumes design, wardrobe work, hair and makeup design and application, management and marketing, box office management and every area--either on stage or behind the scenes--of the growing entertainment field. 

  • 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

Faculty Spotlight

  • Audrey Wax

    Lecturer and Box Office Manager
    AWax@edgewood.edu

  • Christophero Dunham

    Associate Professor in Theatre
    CDunham@edgewood.edu

  • Jeanne Leep

    Professor, Chair of the Theatre Arts Department
    JLeep@edgewood.edu

  • Susan Hollingsworth

    Associate Professor
    shollingsworth@edgewood.edu