Theatre Majors

What You'll Study

As a student in University Theatre, you’ll be inspired to explore all aspects of the theatre arts. You’ll study with exceptional faculty who will challenge you to grow as both an artist and individual, enjoy extensive performance opportunities and real-world experiences, work in state-of-the-art studios, and perform in extraordinary venues. We’ll prepare you to fulfill your unique goals.

Our dynamic degrees are designed for students, like you, who wish to pursue a career in the theatre and entertainment industries. University Theatre offers 10 undergraduate programs and minors and provides opportunities for students to broaden their field of study with multiple professional experiences. You’ll receive a significant amount of individual attention, gain important  résumé-building skills, and make important contacts that prepare you for a professional career. No matter the path you choose, our community of mentors and colleagues are dedicated to your success.

On Stage

As a University Theatre student, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the world of professional theatre from multiple perspectives, behind the scenes or on the stage. Each year, University Theatre stages many shows that allow students to utilize the skills they’re learning in our classrooms. Annual shows include fully produced mainstage straight theatre and Musical Theatre productions, numerous shows that feature student actors and directors, fully produced Cabaret performances, and more. We offer many opportunities for all university students, including those in other academic programs. There are multiple ways for you to express yourself in the theatre arts at YSU!

Our Alumni Are Everywhere

Our highly accomplished graduates may be seen nationally and internationally across the entertainment industries. You’ll find our alumni on Broadway and on the small screen. And they're receiving nominations and awards from The Tony’s to The Grammys®. Our exceptional program also empowers our graduates to become successful directors, designers, choreographers, academic faculty, and more. We will prepare you for success in the theatre arts and beyond—whether behind the scenes or in the spotlight.

Discover the Possibilities

To learn more about our degree programs and scholarships or to schedule a campus visit, contact Cliffe College Program Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment at or 330.941.2346. We would love to hear about your interests, introduce you to our outstanding faculty and students, show you our exceptional facilities, and become an important part of your future.

Undergraduate Programs