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  • Why Study Theatre Arts at Le Moyne College

    For 450 years, theatre has been a fundamental component of Jesuit education.  Educating the “whole artist” is the driving force for our program where students are trained in acting, design, and technical skills. We produce three faculty directed shows a year in addition to two (and frequently more!) student directed projects.  Our students are empowered and encouraged to take the reins of many academic and professional projects throughout the year. Any student involved in this program experiences the rich, collaborative and joyous nature of theatre art. We hope you will join us.

    Program Highlights

    Our majors have the opportunity to double major in other disciplines such as English literature, peace and global studies, creative writing, political science and many others. Community outreach is emphasized through an Applied Theatre class, allowing our students to interact with, inspire and educate our neighbors. Students are consistently encouraged to hone their craft beyond the Heights, with opportunities to study, train, perform and travel abroad with programs in Italy, Ireland, and more. 

    Since Le Moyne's founding in 1946, students from all majors have been welcomed to participate in a myriad of theatrical productions ranging from comedies, dramas and musicals to mysteries, tragedies and beyond. Each year, we produce three main stage, faculty-run productions in the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts (home to a dance studio, a carpenter’s shop, classrooms and music practice rooms) and three, student-driven productions in our genuine black box theatre.

    Our Stories


    Photo Matt Chiorini

    Matt Chiorini

    Department of Visual and Performing Arts / 2015

    Professor Matt Chiorini's play "Orson Welles/Shylock" was staged in Venice.

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    Photo Jessica Bush

    Jessica Bush

    Department of Visual and Performing Arts / 2015

    I love to perform and to sing.

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    Photo Kari Litteer

    Kari Litteer

    / 2013

    The hands-on energy and family-feel of the PAC is something I truly treasured when I was at Le Moyne

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    The skills and abilities developed through a major in Theatre serve as the building blocks for a wide range of career paths. The activities represented by the following job titles might be found in business, government, educational institutions, non-profit agencies or arts-related businesses. These job titles are some of the numerous ways theatre majors have applied their skills and abilities: 

    • Arts Administration
    • Education
    • Theatre teacher
    • Actor/Actress
    • Company manager
    • Development director
    • Artist-in-residence
    • Director
    • Producer
    • Box office manager
    • Arts fundraiser
    • Scenic designer
    • Carpenter
    • Scenic artist
    • Press agent
    Theatre majors find employment in a  number of organizations, including: 
    • Community organizations
    • Educational/cultural institutions
    • Fundraising firms
    • Television/radio/film production companies
    • College & universities
    • Theatres
    • Touring companies
    • Arts councils
    • Performing arts organizations
    • Libraries
    • Amusement and theme parks
    • Cruise lines
    • Film companies
    • Entertainment law firms

    Degree Options

    Theatre Arts (B.A.)
    Number of dual Theatre Arts options, including:

    • Communication & Film Studies
    • Computer Science
    • Creative Literature
    • English Literature
    • French
    • Peace & Global Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Spanish
    • Psychology
    Distinctive courses: Politics and Literature; Writing the One Act Play; Latin American & US Latino Theatre; Musical Theatre Dance; Devised Theatre; Career Development in Theatre; Theatre Context (capstone course)

    Arts Administration
    Visual Arts
    Theatre Arts

    Explore the College Catalog to learn more

    Get in Touch

    Contact the Department Chair:

    Karel Blakeley


    (315) 445-4523


    Contact the Department:

    W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road
    Syracuse, NY 13214


    (315) 445-4523


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