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Theatre

Develop your skills and abilities as a Theatre major at Elmira College! The program is designed both for students who wish to pursue professional careers in the arts and for students who want to explore Theatre as part of a liberal arts education. All Theatre students take core courses in stagecraft, theatre history, acting, and dramatic theory and criticism, followed by advanced, personalized instruction in either performance or production.


Theatre students have the opportunity to perform, manage, build, or design in any of five major productions offered annually in Elmira College’s two well-equipped theatres. Students in the program have landed professional internships at the Tony Award® winning Eugene O’Neill Center and Barrington Stage, the New York Fringe Festival, Orlando’s Disney World, and in the nation’s film capital, Hollywood. Elmira College Theatre graduates are working in careers as actors, directors, stage managers, designers, and technicians on Broadway and at professional theatres across the country.