Theatre (BA and BFA)

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Whether you want to be on stage or behind the scenes, Creighton’s theatre program provides you with performance, crew, design and directing opportunities throughout your time as a student. Small classes allow for individualized instruction as you pursue a BA (Bachelor of Arts) or BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree in theatre.

At Creighton, theatre students experience all aspects of the craft, including:

  • Research
  • Production
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Scenery
  • Costuming
  • Theatre history

Theatre is a collaborative art in which each person is useful to the production. As part of a theatre company and a community of aspiring scholars, students learn to be respectful of others’ ideas, beliefs and dreams.

The Lied Education Center for the Arts on the Creighton campus houses:

  • A proscenium theatre
  • A black box theatre
  • A dance studio

Yearly performances of theatre, musical theatre and dance will offer you many opportunities to perform and work behind the scenes.

Creighton theatre faculty members are very active in the local theatre community and can help you arrange summer internships and opportunities off-campus during the academic year.

Theatre Minor

The theatre minor offers you a broad-based education in the theatrical arts. You can gain experience in acting, directing, theatre history, television, stagecraft and design.


Performing arts graduates have pursued graduate study, professional employment, arts administration and private employment (e.g. private music instruction). Employers typically include:

  • museums
  • art councils
  • musical organizations
  • theatre companies
  • film companies
  • galleries, festivals
  • dance companies
  • public television and public radio
  • performance arts centers


  • Standard Track (BA)
  • Performance Track (BFA)
  • Technical Track (BFA)

What You'll Learn

  • See and work with every aspect of a performance from start to finish
  • Learn and practice technical, artistic and performance skills
  • Gain an understanding of the history of theatre


BA, Major in Theatre Curriculum

BFA, Major in Theatre - Performance Track Curriculum

BFA, Major in Theatre - Technical Track Curriculum


Theatre Internship Opportunities

Theatre students participate in four major productions each year, which include opportunities to perform with professionals and members of the community. Additionally, students are involved in the design and direction of one-act plays and a variety of experiences in the field of technical support.

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