If you want to perform, direct, design, teach or manage things behind the scenes, Rowan’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at Rowan is geared toward the professional theatre world, offering four distinct tracks: Acting, Design/Tech, Musical Theatre, or Pre-Teaching. You'll have plenty of chances to practice your craft, as we host at least ten events each year, ranging from diverse main stage productions to student-directed and choreographed work to independent endeavors. Rowan's proximity to Philadelphia and New York also gives you opportunities for internships and chances to see and be involved with the professional theatre scene.
Through the leadership of highly qualified, professionally experienced faculty, you have ample opportunities to develop and practice relevant cross-disciplinary performance skills. The department offers a movement-driven focus where course work within the major is taught by both theatre and dance faculty. Our unique identity and reputation continues to grow steadily through dynamic partnerships with professional theatres and high schools, innovative programming on the main stage, and in touring programs in the region. Students graduate with the practical knowledge, theatre skills, and interdisciplinary experiences that prepare them for dynamic careers in theatre, graduate study, and related fields.
Applicants must audition for the department for acceptance into the program.
Our graduates have found employment with organizations such as the Wilma Theatre Company, Arden Theatre Company, The Walnut Street Theatre, Theatre Exile, EgoPo Theatre Company, Brat Productions, Delaware Theatre Company, The Suzanne Roberts Theatre Company, Prince Music Theatre, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, Interact Theatre Company, 1812 Theatre Company as well as in commercial theatres in NYC, DC and Baltimore.