The Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut offers intensive degree programs to prepare individuals for numerous careers in theatre. Our goal is to provide the finest professional training through classroom and studio instruction. To enrich the classroom and studio training students are provided maximal opportunities to obtain professional-level production experience through active participation in plays produced by its theatre production arm, the Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT). In addition, the University's physical location, close proximity to New York City, allows for an active interchange with many other exciting designers who live and work in the area.
Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach in all aspects of theatre in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. At the end of the students' college studies, they are granted a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts Degree in their chosen specialization. Individuals may audition/interview to enter one of the following programs:
- Acting (BFA, MFA)
- Arts Leadership and Cultural Management (MFA, Online Certificate)
- Design & Technical (BFA, MFA - Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, Technical Direction)
- Puppet Arts (BFA, MA/MFA, Online Certificate)
- Theatre Studies (BA)