Theatre at 精东影业

Why a Degree in Theatre Arts from 精东影业?

For 450 years, theatre has been a fundamental component of Jesuit education. Educating the “whole artist” is the driving force for our program where students are trained in acting, design, and technical skills. We produce three faculty directed shows a year in addition to two (and frequently more!) student directed projects. Our students are empowered and encouraged to take the reins of many academic and professional projects throughout the year. Any student involved in this program experiences the rich, collaborative and joyous nature of theatre art. We hope you will join us.

Our 2023-2024 Season

Fall 2023

Edgar in the Red Room, Oct. 27 and 28, Nov. 2-4

Spring 2024

Orlando, by Sarah Ruhl (Adapted from Virgina Woolf)

Plan 9 from Outer Space, with the 精东影业 Symphony Orchestra


Program Highlights

Our majors have the opportunity to double major in other disciplines such as English literature, peace and global studies, creative writing, political science and many others. Community outreach is emphasized through an Applied Theatre class, allowing our students to interact with, inspire and educate our neighbors. Students are consistently encouraged to hone their craft beyond the Heights, with opportunities to study, train, perform and travel abroad with programs in Italy, Ireland, and more.

Since 精东影业's founding in 1946, students from all majors have been welcomed to participate in a myriad of theatrical productions ranging from comedies, dramas and musicals to mysteries, tragedies and beyond. Each year, we produce three main stage, faculty-run productions in the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts (home to a dance studio, a carpenter’s shop, classrooms and music practice rooms) and three, student-driven productions in our genuine black box theatre.

Our Stories
Photo Alisha Espinosa

Alisha Espinosa

/ 2023

A Guiding Goal

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Annamarie Goosley

/ 2023

Creating Space

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Lindsey Voorhees

Visual and Performing Arts / 2023

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What Can I Do with a Theatre Arts Degree?

The skills and abilities developed through a degree in Theatre Arts serve as building blocks for a wide range of career paths. The activities represented by the following job titles might be found in business, government, educational institutions, non-profit agencies or arts-related businesses. These job titles are some of the numerous ways theatre majors have applied their skills and abilities: 

  • Arts Administration
  • Education
  • Theatre teacher
  • Actor/Actress
  • Company manager
  • Development director
  • Artist-in-residence
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Box office manager
  • Arts fundraiser
  • Scenic designer
  • Carpenter
  • Scenic artist
  • Press agent
Our graduates find employment in a number of organizations, including: 
  • Community organizations
  • Educational/cultural institutions
  • Fundraising firms
  • Television/radio/film production companies
  • College & universities
  • Theatres
  • Touring companies
  • Arts councils
  • Performing arts organizations
  • Libraries
  • Amusement and theme parks
  • Cruise lines
  • Film companies
  • Entertainment law firms


Theatre Arts Degree Options

Theatre Arts (B.A.)
Number of dual Theatre Arts options, including:

  • Communication & Film Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Literature
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Peace & Global Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Spanish
  • Psychology

Distinctive courses: Politics and Literature; Writing the One Act Play; Latin American & US Latino Theatre; Musical Theatre Dance; Devised Theatre; Career Development in Theatre; Theatre Context (capstone course)

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