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.

Upcoming Shows

Information on VPA Events

Today the Le Moyne College leadership made the difficult decision to discontinue activities on campus for the rest of the spring semester. The safety of our community is paramount and the recent advisory from the CDC to reduce gatherings of more than 50 people is a large part in the decision.

At this time we are cancelling all Visual & Performing Arts Department events scheduled to happen from today through June 15th. While Gifford Family Theatre performances are cancelled, the status of the Summer Arts Institute camps will be determined at a later date.

For those that have already purchased tickets for events this semester, we will be refunding the sale. Credit card sales will be refunded in the upcoming days. We will be developing a strategy to refund cash sales over the next few weeks.

Information and developments concerning the Covid-19 virus are constantly changing. We regret any inconvenience caused by these cancellations. Thank you in advance for your continued patience and support as we navigate this situation.

On behalf of everyone at the VPA, we would like to thank all those who supported visual and performing arts at Le Moyne this year and look forward to your ongoing patronage in the future.


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.

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