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Catawba College offers several opportunities for students in theatre: BA in Theatre Arts, BFA in Theatre Arts (in design or performance), and a Minor in Theatre Arts.
Our broadest and most well-rounded degree track, the BA in Theatre Arts provides study, training, and experience in all areas of theatre arts for careers in regional and community theatre, as well as for continued study in theatre and study or employment in related professions.Catawba College undergraduates seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts are welcomed and encouraged to take courses in ALL AREAS of the Theatre in order to best tailor the degree to suit their educational goals and aspirations. We do not “gate” the Theatre Arts classes offered at Catawba based on degree programs students opt to pursue.
Catawba College students who want to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Design and Production or Performance are admitted into these BFA degree programs by AUDITION/PORTFOLIO REVIEW ONLY. Students seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in one of these two tracks offered in Theatre Arts program are REQUIRED to apply through Acceptd and attend one of our Masterclass Saturdays on campus. * In the Design and Production track in Catawba College Theatre Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs, undergraduates will focus on lighting, costume design, and set and scenic design. These stagecrafters graduate prepared to work in important behind-the-scenes roles in performing arts or to pursue additional education in graduate school. * In the Performance track in Catawba College Theatre Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs, undergraduates will focus on all aspects of performance including acting, character development and interaction, and portrayal of characters in a historic and societal context. These performance studies graduates may also opt to pursue coursework in Dance and Music to broaden and strengthen their performance skills.
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