The LSU Theatre program attempts to serve its students in a number of ways, providing rigorous training in performance practices, the history and literature of the stage, and in the development of the critical, conceptual and argumentative skills basic to a liberal arts education. The program aims to prepare its graduates for careers in both professional and educational theatre. The department also recognizes that theatre is no insular art but involves, reflects and participates in the wider cultural thought and practices of our time. The program thus encourages a global view of performance; training in production skills should foster an awareness of the intellectual an political life of the contemporary world. We hold that our endeavor in theatre – both in performance and in scholarship – can assume an active role in the cultural dialogue, offering not simply entertainment, but insight and commentary regarding how we determine and pursue our social values and visions.

The School of Theatre has a unique and significant place within Louisiana State University and contributes in a visible way to the quality of life in both the state and the region.

LSU Theatre has a long and rich tradition extending back to 1928. The undergraduate program offers the Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in arts administration; design/technology; film & television; performance; physical theatre; theatre studies. The graduate program offers the Master of Fine Arts with specializations in acting; costume technology and design; scenic technology and design; properties technology and the Doctor of Philosophy in theatre history, dramatic literature, and dramatic theory and criticism.

The School of Theatre has a unique and significant place within Louisiana State University and contributes in a visible way to the quality of life in both the state and the region.

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