Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University is located in metro Atlanta. We offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Performance Studies with concentrations in Acting, Musical Theatre, Design Technology, and Performance Studies. Our mission is to cultivate scholar-artists with an array of transferable skills who will pursue graduate studies, careers in professional theatre, and/or employment in related fields after graduation.
In this program, you will learn from an exceptional faculty who are professional artists in metro Atlanta and beyond, as well as published scholars. Our small classes provide individualized instruction and combine the breadth of a liberal arts education with the depth of professional training in the disciplines of theatre and performance studies. Our innovative production season includes classic and experimental material ranging from published plays to adaptations of literature, storytelling, performance art, performance ethnography, comedy improv, musical theatre, and spectacle performances. Every student enjoys multiple opportunities to perform, design, direct, and/or write material, depending upon his/her passion.
Other signature elements of the program include education abroad programs, global performance tours, internships with professional theatre and performance organizations in metro Atlanta, and the development of world premieres alongside faculty and professional theatre partners