Theatre Arts

Open University validated as
BA (Hons) in Theatre Arts

Introduction to the Major in Theatre Arts

Established in 2002, the Theatre Arts program delivers a balanced curriculum of performance, dramatic theory and literature, performance history and technical aspects of the stage. Distinguished faculty from a variety of theatre professions bring their experience to bear on the classroom experience, offering students a unique opportunity to explore theatre arts in both theory and practice in state-of the-art facilities, like the College’s Black Box and Open Air Theatres. In addition, the program collaborates with academic institutions and established theatre artists both from Greece and abroad.


What You Will Study

Theatre Arts students are exposed to a variety of styles and practices. They develop technical skills in acting, directing, designing, and stage managing as well as the critical skills of evaluating performances. Students become aware of the wide range of opportunities in the field, and ultimately build the necessary confidence in their chosen discipline, which will prepare them for a career in the theatre and for graduate studies.


Career/Graduate Study Opportunities

The Theatre Arts faculty strongly recommends that students pursue graduate degrees. The Deree Office of Career Services offers valuable guidance about graduate study in the United States and the United Kingdom. Theatre Arts faculty are always available to assist students in navigating among the various options and in choosing, preparing and applying for such programs. Career Opportunities (following specialized training) include:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Stage Management
  • Lighting Design
  • Scenography
  • Production Management
  • Arts Management
  • Teaching
  • Theatre Theorist
  • Theatre Critic
  • Actor-teacher role-playing
  • Drama Therapy
  • Dramaturgy