Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies A.S. Theater
Note: this an advised career pathway, not a specific program.
Theater is a concentration area within the degree of Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies A.S. 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.
Our actor training is Stanislavski-based, rigorous and highly regarded proven by the success of our shows and the graduates who go onto work in the industry. The theater productions are noted for their high quality and ambitiousness, with an emphasis on the best of dramatic literature. SUNY Broome’s theater students leave with solid skills and an honest view of themselves as actors or theater professionals. There are also opportunities to study directing, stage management, set construction, dramaturgy and 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, Periods & Styles of Acting, and Announcing for TV & Radio.
SUNY Broome graduates in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies, with a career pathway 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.
Current ProductionSUNY Broome Theater created its first-ever virtual production with a children’s holiday show, "Yours Truly, Jack Frost." The show got rave reviews from many of the estimated audience of 1500 to 1700 --- many more than could have seen the show live. The schools in our entire region were invited free of charge to watch this pre-recorded, livestreamed performance the week of December 14, 2020.
To view the show in case you missed it, please contact theater director and Associate Professor Katherine Bacon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 (607) 778-5191. Learn more about the