Pursue your passion for theatre in our award-winning program and get certified to teach theatre in public schools with in-the-classroom experiences teaching K-12 students in area schools and at USC.
Enhance your theatre talents in a degree program that provides professional instruction on teaching theatre to young students in K-12. In collaboration with the USC College of Education, our program qualifies for initial South Carolina teacher certification and prepares students for a fulfilling career in theatre education in public schools.
Meet the teacher demand. The program boasts 100% employment after graduation with 95% in the profession after 5 years.
Complete two valuable internships working in local schools and enjoy many classes with in-school components.
Learn about and practice contemporary theatre-making and teaching methods in small classes with expert faculty.
Take advantage of faculty connections to the industry and consider opportunities to work internationally.
What You’ll Study
Develop your distinctive voice as an artist and educator while sharing the benefits of theatre with future generations. Courses include teaching acting and directing, set/costume/lighting design, applied theatre, methods in teaching theatre, and much more. You'll shadow teachers, conduct research, develop lesson plans and teach students directly.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Presenting oneself creatively through a specific medium to an audience
Thinking imaginatively, generating original ideas and expressing unique perspectives through art and innovation
Understanding cultural variation and adapting behaviors and communication styles accordingly
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Public School Drama Teacher
- Teaching Artist
- Education Director
- College Professor
- School Districts