A recent survey of top creative professionals in business stated that theater-based skills are important to the workplace because of the focus on collaborationin diverse teams to develop a concrete product based on abstract concepts with limited resources in a compressed amount of time.
Theater Studies at Youngstown State University consist of an appropriate blend of academic and practical coursework leading to a Bachelor's degree in this most human of all the arts. As a theater student, you will explore the many faces of human nature by means of creative reenactments drawn from heightened moments in life. As student actors, directors and designers, you will gain experience in the practical crafts involevd in bringing the results of those explorations to the public stage.
The undergraduate focus and the reasonable size of our department assures that theater majors will get close personal attention from the faculty, and that they will be able to audition successfully for roles in the production season from the very beginning of their matriculation.
With a varied selection of dramatic and musical works, and an academic curriculum which provides the theoretical and practical skills necessary to produce them, the comprehensive program at Youngstown State University is structured to train theater practitioners who are able to function confidently on either side of the footlights.
Youngstown State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST).
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Alum Nathan Beagle is cast in Shrek The Musical and Little Shop of Horrors at the Jenny Wiley Theatre
Alums Anthony Genovese and Eric Shonk are cast in the outdoor drama TECUMSEH!
Visit our Disney cast members Deanna Campbell, David Palmer and Zachary Campbell in Disney World.
Laura Young is a member of It's A Trap!
Costume Shop Supervisor Rebel Mickelson and students Allison Dolphin and Jill Counts are keeping the costume shop going at the Cumberland County Playhouse