Jordan College of the Arts


Major | Minor

| Bachelor of Arts

As a Theatre major, you will learn from a broad study of theatre, meant to diversity your skills as well as provide an in-depth study of specialized interests. You can expect to work on productions of all sorts, including Shakespeare, devised work, new plays, musicals, comedy, and more. You’ll perform in a variety of spaces including the 2,200-seat Clowes Memorial Hall to the 450-seat Schrott Center for the Arts to the flexible 100-seat Lilly Hall Studio Theatre. You can also choose an emphasis in acting, costume design, directing, music theatre, set and lighting design, or stage management, setting you up for success for life as a working artist.

Unique to Butler’s Department of Theatre is the ability for students to choose between the BFA in Acting and the BA in Theatre. If a student is admitted to the Department of Theatre, they make the decision as to which degree program they want to pursue—and can change their mind throughout their time at Butler. We support and empower our students to develop their individual student voice and to choose their own path to success.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • TH100, Professional Theatre Practices
  • TH111, Acting
  • TH200, Production Fundamentals
  • TH208, Voice for the Actor
  • TH325, Costume Design
  • TH411, Stage Directing

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

  • Acting
  • Costume Design/Technical Theatre
  • Directing
  • Music Theatre
  • Set and Light Design/Technical Theatre
  • Stage Management

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Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

True innovation in arts education comes from a combination of a liberal arts foundation, personal attention from renowned practicing artists, and opportunities for performance, internships, and community outreach. 

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) students are challenged from their first days on campus to embrace their individuality and learn their art. Add collaborative partnerships and personalized experiences and students are primed to practice and create their best work. 

Through it all, we create the new artist-citizen. Those who will inspire the evolution of the arts—making our communities, economies, culture, and people better for it.