Theater Arts

Open University validated as
BA (Hons) in Theater Arts

Introduction to the Major in Theater Arts

Established in 2002, the Theater 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 theater professions bring their experience to bear on the classroom experience, offering students a unique opportunity to explore theater arts in both theory and practice in state-of the-art facilities, like the College’s Black Box and Open Air Theaters. In addition, the program collaborates with academic institutions and established theater artists both from Greece and abroad.

What You Will Study

Theater 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 theater and for graduate studies.

Career/Graduate Study Opportunities

The Theater 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. Theater 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
  • Theater Theorist
  • Theater Critic
  • Actor-teacher role-playing
  • Drama Therapy
  • Dramaturgy