Degree: Bachelor of Arts
If you are looking for a small, rigorous, production-oriented theater program, explore the theater major at Union.
Courses and requirements
It's easy to get involved in theater at Union, which sets us apart from other colleges, where competition for stage time or performances can be highly competitive. Amid a robust calendar of theater and dance offerings throughout the academic year, major campus productions have included Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty, J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan, Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa, Sara Ruhl’s In the Next Room and Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Many students are involved in Mountebanks, a drama club founded in 1912, considered the nation’s oldest student-run theater group.
Students may pursue a specific area of interest through a one-term internship with a professional theater or dance company. While individual projects vary, they may encompass production, performance or management responsibilities. Many students get involved in shows at Proctors, a major historic theater located in downtown Schenectady near campus, through its internship partnership with the College.
An intensive three-week winter break mini-term in London features attendance at nine or more theatrical productions and other performances. Backstage tours and professional workshops explore the world of a production from the perspectives of audiences, performers, directors, choreographers and designers. The Union winter mini-term on the Indonesian island of Bali is an intensive study of the performing arts.
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