Why Choose Nazareth for Theatre Arts?

Nazareth’s theatre arts major hones students’ talents and prepares them for a life in the arts. Every day in classrooms, rehearsal halls, and studio settings, our theatre arts students are trained to reach new depths and use their talents to move audiences.

Students must study a variety of areas in theatre—from technical and design courses to acting and directing. These courses offer a thorough grounding in the history of theatre and the various philosophies behind theatre works, as well as the ability to analyze plays for production. Students may specialize to a limited degree in these areas and concentrate in some areas to a limited extent (such as acting, technical theatre, design, or history).

Program Highlights

  • The theatre arts major provides a broad and thorough preparation in the most important areas of theatre.
  • Particularly in production work, the program provides hands-on opportunities for leadership, teamwork, and collaboration.
  • Strong liberal arts and sciences foundation strengthens critical thinking and awareness of the world and its heritages.

Typical Class Schedule


Contact Information

Yuanting Zhao

Yuanting Zhao

Professor of Theatre Arts / Costume Design / Chairperson in Theatre and Dance
Arts Center 20
Mary Tiballi, alumna of the theatre arts major, theatre arts degree program at Nazareth College NY

Alumni Spotlight: Mary Tiballi '06

"No matter where my path takes me, it all started for me the moment I walked into the spotlight at Naz. The theatre program has given me so much — an appreciation for every area of production, an amazing support system of professional artists, and countless memories that I will forever cherish."

Example Careers

  • Dramaturg
  • Stage manager
  • Stage director
  • Production designer
  • Actor
  • Talent agent
  • Theatre reviewer
  • Teacher

Internships/Field Experiences

  • Meg Pantera The Agency
  • KSR Talent Agency
  • Oregon Cabaret Theatre
  • Playhouse on Park, CT

Graduate Schools/Employers

  • Juilliard
  • The Hartford Stage Company
  • Yale University
  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Macbeth at Naz

    Behind the scenes: Theatre Arts' Macbeth at Nazareth College Arts Center