With two modern theatres, a computerized lighting system, and a broad-based theatre curriculum, the major in theatre offers a comprehensive education in all aspects of theatre. State-of-the-art technical instruction, a proven teacher education program, and “hands on” training in acting, directing, designing, and stage management prepare the serious theatre student for a career in professional or academic theatre. Each year, both undergraduate and graduate students experience a full season of productions in the University Playhouse, ranging from Shakespeare to Sam Shepard. The Playhouse also stages and maintains a highly successful summer musical program. Theatre faculty are dedicated, serious professionals with degrees from top universities in the field. Class sizes are small, and offer the unique opportunity for the theatre majors to write, direct, acts or design for the theatre for their senior project. Much of the classroom and practical work is conducted on an individual basis.