Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts

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Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts

Black Hills State University Theatre is a small program with big benefits, where the artistic process is as important as the final product. The program provides a student-centered learning environment focusing on cultivating the collaborative skills, creativity and professionalism necessary to pursue a career in theatre. Students will build a solid foundation from which they are prepared to attend graduate school or enter the job market.

There are multiple staged productions throughout the year that are open to the public.

Two student organizations provide support to the theatre program:

  • Theatre Society is open to all BHSU students
  • Props and Liners, the oldest student organization at BHSU, is a Theatre Honorary Fraternity

Career Opportunities

Theater is made up of many areas of career specialization. These areas include (but are not limited to): acting, directing, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, makeup design, sound design, technical direction, stage management, and publicity. Each area of career specialization has its own set of required crafts.

In addition, within each area of specialization are various trades, requiring specific sets of skills. These trades include: carpenters, scenic artists, property master, master electricians, light board operators, sound board operators, costume shop managers, tailors, deck managers and more.

Each student has the opportunity to choose, and become proficient in, one area of career specialization and to acquire one or more set(s) of trade skills. This combination will enable the student to pursue career and job opportunities in community, college and professional theater. Additional opportunities are available in scenic shops, costume shops and television studios; civic centers, auditoriums and event planning organizations.

Last updated Feb 2018

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BHSU Vision Black Hills State University will be recognized as an innovative, high-quality University in the Black Hills region, the state, the nation, and the world. We, at Black Hills State Universi ... Read More

BHSU Vision Black Hills State University will be recognized as an innovative, high-quality University in the Black Hills region, the state, the nation, and the world. We, at Black Hills State University, are committed to: Scholarship We engage in the scholarship of research and creative activity to contribute knowledge and art to the community, the state, the region, the nation, and the world; we engage in the scholarship of teaching by using relevant and cutting edge practices to prepare students for the future; and, we engage in the scholarship of service by accepting leadership roles in society and making meaningful contributions to the profession and to the general public. Read less
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