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SFA’s Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre sharpens the critical intelligence, creativity, historical perspective, global understanding, discipline and professionalism required to succeed in a huge range of careers.

In the course of four years at SFA, a highly motivated student in this program could:

  • act in plays
  • sing and dance in musicals
  • work as a dramaturg and assistant director
  • direct and design in our “black box”
  • get a job in our box office or costume shop
  • and much more.

All theatre majors work behind the scenes in a variety of ways and you're encouraged to audition for everything. Other departments of the university offer our students chances to work on student films, dance or opera productions, or in radio and television.

Experience production

Production opportunities of all kinds abound at SFA, and you'll participate in all roles at all levels.  Beyond the Mainstage Series that includes major musicals, Shakespeare, modern comedy and drama, there is our SummerStage Festival with its children’s theatre and light fare. 

Undergraduate theatre students do not compete with graduate students for a production opportunity, and new students, including first-year, are encouraged to audition from day one.

State-of-the-art facilities

The beautiful renovation and expansion of the Griffith Fine Arts Building contains:

  • A 350-seat flexible theatre
  • an intimate black box theatre
  • lighting, scenic and sound labs
  • expansive costume shop and scene shop
  • designated study spaces
  • stage management office
  • and “tree house” area for student relaxation and socializing.
Career opportunities

Graduates of the BA in theatre program have chosen many routes, including:

  • continuing their education and training in graduate or professional programs in theatre or other fields
  • pursuing professional work in theatre, TV, film or other media
  • becoming teachers and instructors
  • and branching out into careers ranging from event planning or corporate communications to hospitality or human resources.

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

From production work and student organizations, you're encouraged to get involved immediately upon joining the major. You'll choose a minor or additional major in another discipline, often contrasting with theatre.

Qualified students are welcome in every SFA theatre course offered. All are urged to participate in our extensive production programs as performers, crew members and leaders, stage managers, designers and even directors.

Learn more about curriculum requirements by visiting the program offering webpage on the Undergraduate Bulletin.


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Physical Address:
Griffith Fine Arts Building
Room 235

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6090, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

SFA is accredited by NAST.