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Department of Theatre and Dance

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Whether you choose to act, direct, design, stage manage, write, or research, a theatre degree can turn your interest in theatrical performance into a rewarding career.

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

However you express your love for theatre, you can develop it in the University of SC Theatre Program.  Our uniquely tailored approach marries classroom studies, studio work and practical experience in the area of your interest, resulting in a personalized program of study which challenges and develops your individual artistic talents.

Learn from accomplished faculty.

Guided by a faculty of accomplished masters in the field, you'll do more than simply study the craft of'll apply it.  You'll also have opportunities to work with and learn from renowned guest artists representing the full spectrum of the theatre profession.

Enjoy an immersive learning experience.

There are opportunities to put your learning into practice around every corner, with ten to twelve theatre productions staged each year.  In addition, our students can take part in the full range of university opportunities including international student exchange, funding for specialized research, student interest groups and more.


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.