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Theatre Arts


SWEAT opens Friday, February 8, 2019!

Welcome to Theatre Arts at EMU! We are home to both undergraduate and graduate-level students interested in the practice of theatre and other performance related fields including:

  • Applied Drama & Theatre for the Young
  • Arts and Entertainment Management & Administration
  • Entertainment Design & Technology
  • Interpretation & Performance Studies
  • Theatre Arts 


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As a student in our department your classes will provide both a broad foundation and advanced specialization. You will draw on the knowledge, talent and experience of our faculty, many of whom are practicing professionals. You'll also learn the business and satisfaction of stage production by taking an active role in our many productions, community-based programming, and student organizations/activities including:

  • Production Series—EMU Theatre produces six large-scale faculty or guest artists directed and designed Mainstage productions annually and two small-scale experimental Second Stage productions which are directed by faculty or graduate students. The Lab Theatre production series is completely student produced and designed to provide students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the producing experience. Check out information about our PRODUCTION SEASON and AUDITIONS or visit the CALLBOARD outside the Theatre Office, 103 Quirk Building that provides the most up-to-date information regarding upcoming performance opportunities.

  • Community Engagement—We offer three annual touring companies: Applied Drama/Theatre for the Young, 6 Figures Playback Theatre, and Encore Musical Theatre as well as other programs that connect EMU faculty and students with the community at large. Touring companies all host annual or semester auditions.

  • Student Organizations/Activities—Various student organizations and other performance venues provide even more opportunities to GET INVOLVED and to enhance your communication and performance skills.

If you're an undergraduate student, for more information please visit our Theatre Arts Undergraduate program page.

If you're a graduate student, for more information please visit our Theatre Arts Graduate program page.

For more information contact us at:

Theatre Arts Office
103 Quirk Building
Phone: 734-487-1220