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The B.A. in Performing Arts - Theatre Concentration allows you to create your own future in the Performing Arts.  Our innovative Theatre degree is a hands-on program that encourages students to focus on specific areas, including acting, technical theatre, theatre management, writing, directing, or a personalized combination of several skill sets. We help our students become well-rounded theatre artists ready to create and collaborate. Students have the opportunity to work with faculty and visiting professionals on department productions, as well as professional environments in Greenville, Atlanta, and the surrounding area, to build their networks while completing course work. Theatre students collaborate with Audio Technology and Music students and get hands-on experience in our nationally ranked professional roadhouse, the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, our on-site living laboratory.  Students also have the opportunity to participate in masterclasses, develop connections with professional artists, and work alongside dynamic faculty who are leaders in their field.   Most importantly, our students are prepared for today’s highly competitive job market after graduation.

Theatre Curriculum
The theatre program at Clemson combines exciting aspects of performance, design and playwriting in an academically challenging environment. While our majors do specialize, they are introduced to every aspect of a theatrical event. Students experience a department intent on exposing them to a wide variety of performances and plays - from classical to contemporary - emphasizing rich production values and thematic/structural diversity of new works. Students learn the traditional curriculum, but also delve into subjects such as the history of musical theatre; "page-to-stage" adaptations or original ensemble-based created work; color theory; Japanese theatre; and language-based study of dialects.

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Director of Theatre
Matthew Leckenbusch, Director of Theatre

Matthew Leckenbusch


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