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College of the Arts

Theatre & Performance Studies

Find Your Voice. Welcome to the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University. Our department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre & Performance Studies with concentrations in acting, performance studies, design/technology, and musical theatre. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, we strive to cultivate students as scholar-artists who embrace the marriage of research, analysis, and the creation of socially relevant theatre and performance. Together, our courses and an innovative production season provide multiple opportunities for you to create, witness, and critique performances ranging from dramatic and musical scripts to literary and folk traditions, original ethnographic field research, contemporary movement, improvisation, and solo performance work. Our location in the metro Atlanta area ensures dynamic partnerships with professional theatre and performance organizations that offer real-world experiences for you. Inherent within our program is an ardent commitment to local and global learning opportunities that promote engaged citizenship.

I would go as far as to say it’s the strongest theatre program in Georgia. The fact that many professors are also professionals in the theatre field serves to strengthen the program further. It’s not just theory, it’s application too. - Maged Roushdi, student

Cover photo by Robert Pack

Photo by Jamie Bullins

Photos by Robert Pack

Choose Your Focus. We offer four areas of concentration:

Acting Design/Technology Musical Theatre Performance Studies All of the concentrations allow you to develop the skills of a highly-qualified theatre professional. At KSU, we challenge you to recognize the practice of theatre and performance as a method of analysis, a mode of inquiry, and a creative and aesthetic act.


I can go to any one of my professors with a question and they will be more than happy to answer it for me or find someone who can. They care about your success as a student and as an actor. - Patrick Baxter, student


Why Choose KSU? Study with us at the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies, and you’ll learn from an exceptional faculty who are working professionals. It is our goal to cultivate emerging scholar-artists who may pursue graduate studies, careers in professional theatre, and/or employment in diverse related fields after graduation. Our small classes provide individualized instruction and prepare you to participate as a performer, designer, and/or dramaturg in an exciting array of productions and inventive performances. You’ll also participate in workshops conducted by guest artists and scholars, have the opportunity to work professionally in theatres throughout metro Atlanta, and participate in education abroad programs.

KSU offers everything from Shakespeare and Beckett to solo and modern performance. The faculty isn’t stuck in academe; they’re actually out there doing what they teach. - Caroline Harrison, alumna

Photo by Robert Pack

Cabaret, 2012

Enter stage right. Ready to take the stage as part of the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies? We invite you to attend a performance, schedule a visit, or even sit in on a class.

Learn more online at College of the Arts Admissions office | 770-423-6614 Photo by Robert Pack

Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre & Performance Studies Viewbook  

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