Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

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How do I apply?

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What will I learn in a theatre degree program?

The Bachelor of Arts in theatre at the University of Nevada, Reno trains students in a variety of perspectives.

Student actors profit from individualized mentoring by faculty directors, amplifying personal growth and collaborative creation. Because acting demands knowledge of psychology, history and language, the acting specialization is enhanced by a liberal arts education, complemented by a course dedicated to prepare students for career opportunities in the performing arts or graduate school.

Theatre majors who emphasize in Theatre Design/Technology receive individualized training and mentoring as backstage technicians, scenery and costume shop workers, stage electricians and as designers of scenery, costumes and lighting.

Why study theatre at the University of Nevada, Reno?

The Department of Theatre and Dance is a collaborative community of artists and scholars – faculty, staff and students, aiming to achieve the highest level of excellence in their teaching, learning, research, creative endeavors and outreach to the community and state. Our students explore all aspects of the performing arts through classes, studios and hands-on experiences onstage and behind the scenes. Rooted in the liberal arts traditions, our program prepares students with the skills necessary to pursue a variety of careers in the performing arts and beyond.

Theatre majors have access to fantastic facilities to rehearse and perform. The Redfield Proscenium Theatre features 362 seats and the Redfield Studio Theatre features a multi-configuration black box with seating for up to 162. In addition, the department also boasts a state-of-the-art lighting lab which is 900-square-feet of dedicated space for the instruction of stage lighting design.

The Department of Theatre and Dance hosts two student theatre productions each year providing students with professional acting experience, as well as invites a number of resident performing artists to the classroom for discussion and training.

Areas of emphasis in the theatre program

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

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