Why study theatre arts?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

If you have a passion for theatre, UND's B.A. in Theatre Arts is for you. From lighting design to acting, you'll explore every area of theatre production and prepare for a career on — or behind­ — the stage.

As a B.A. student, you'll choose a curriculum track from:

  • Acting
  • Design & Tech
  • Generalist

Based on your specific interests, you can specialize even further with concentrations in:

  • Directing
  • Set design
  • Lighting design
  • Sound design
  • Costume design
  • Technical theatre
  • Costume construction
  • Dance
  • Playwriting
  • Dramatic literature

Beyond the classroom, you'll have plenty of opportunities to get involved on stage or behind the scenes in UND Theatre productions and in student-directed shows. You'll also develop your analytical and communication skills through a core of liberal arts courses.

Theatre Arts at UND

  • The Department of Theatre Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). 

  • Apply to direct a show in UND's lab theatre.

  • Join the student-run Society of Dionysus and help promote the theatre department.

  • Get involved in theatre productions as early as freshman year in one of the four shows the department produces each year.

Theatre Arts Careers


Median salary for producers and directors

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Producers and Directors


A B.A. in theatre arts from UND provides the creative and technical skills you need to succeed on Broadway, in Hollywood or beyond.

Program graduates have gone on to some of the finest graduate programs around the world, including M.F.A. studies in directing and stage management. Others are:

  • Performing or working behind the scenes with community and professional companies
  • Touring with Broadway shows
  • Working in the arts management industry

Whatever career you pursue, you'll have the skills you need to succeed — such as speaking in public, being organized and timely, collaborating with others, staying within a budget and more.

When You Major in Theatre Arts

A Theatre Arts degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Musical Theatre
  • Costume Design
  • Photography
  • Event Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Adobe Photoshop

Theatre Arts Courses You Could Take

UND Theatre Arts Program

Learning To Lead

The UND Theatre Arts program allows students a personalized experience and endless opportunities.