At the Oregon Center for the Arts we offer rigorous instruction based on our Theatre Program cornerstones: Interpretation, Analysis, Collaboration and Leadership, and Professional Skill Development.
Students seeking a broad, well-rounded education in Theatre are perfect candidates for the SOU Theatre BA/BS Program. Learning in this department is a collaborative experience that espouses professional standards in the studio, in the classroom, and in its production experience.
Theatre students working toward a BA/BS degree will be instructed in the foundations of script analysis and interpretation, performance, technology, and design through a sequential track of coursework. Students will receive hands-on experience in theatrical productions through comprehensive professional instruction and guidance.
The Capstone project is designed collaboratively by the student and the student’s advisor and focuses on research, requires a written component, and should serve as a reflection of a student’s undergraduate experience in theatre. The project will be documented in a career-oriented final portfolio and submitted to the student’s advisor, and archived by the Theatre Office.
Become a Professional
Career opportunities for a Theatre degree:
*Based on National Average
SOU Theatre Studies Alumni
Kristen is an Equity stage manager with Portland Center Stage, and has worked as a production assistant for Portland Center Stage, Artist Repertory Theater, and the Actor’s Theater of Louisville.
Blaine works for Disney ABC Television Group in New York as a Casting Assistant and Showcase Coordinator for ABC Primetime.
Alex is currently a foreman and lead mechanic at BBI Engineering, a San Francisco company that designs and builds audio-visual interactive exhibits for theatres, museums, and corporate installations.