Liberal Arts General Studies – Theater
Note: this an advised career pathway, not a specific program.
Theater is a concentration area within the degree of Liberal Arts: General Studies. For more than 50 years, SUNY Broome’s Theater program has been training students for a life in the performing arts. Here you can study with distinguished faculty who are seasoned professionals in their area of expertise. The actor training is Stanislavski-based and includes opportunities to study directing, playwriting, stage managing, costuming, scenic design, set construction, sound and lighting design.
The Associate of Science degree focuses on theater within the context of a liberal arts education. We give students a solid foundation for transfer to four-year colleges, conservatory theater schools or to work immediately in the industry.
Your studies will include courses in Acting I, II and III, Stagecraft, Oral Interpretation, Theater History, Theater Appreciation, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage and Announcing for TV & Radio. Our productions are noted for their high quality and ambitiousness, with an emphasis on the classics and rigorous training. SUNY Broome’s theater students leave with solid skills and an honest view of themselves as actors or theater professionals.
SUNY Broome graduates in General Studies with an emphasis in Theater are well placed in academic theater programs throughout the country and are working in the professional world in New York and LA.
The career options for students with a focus in theater are vast. Some examples are:
- Administration - Marketing/Public Relations,
- Teaching - high school or college level or in a private setting in a variety of subjects,
- Performer - actor, director, dancer, television / radio announcer
- Technical - lighting, scene, costume design, stage management, special effects,
- Writing - arts journalist, television writer, editor or publicist.
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Current ProductionDirected by Associate Professor Katherine Bacon, SUNY Broome Theater’s spring production will be "The King Stag," written by Italian playwright Count Carlo Gozzi in 1762. The time of each performance is 7:30 p.m. in The Angelo Zuccolo Little Theatre on Tuesday, April 30; Wednesday, May 1; and Friday, May 3. Learn more about the