Theatre

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Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, SUNY Oneonta’s theatre program blends classroom and experiential learning to provide an ideal foundation for a wide range of careers and further education.

The program begins with a focus on the basic skills and vocabulary needed to understand how all the aspects of theatre work together. As you progress, you'll specialize in one or more areas of interest by taking advantage of opportunities to act, direct, design and stage-manage in an environment modeled on professional practices. A minor in dance is also available.

Facilities include the Goodrich Theatre, a 487-seat proscenium space, and the Hamblin Theatre, a flexible, black-box facility. Students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience during several productions each year, including two student-directed shows.

No audition is required for acceptance into the theatre program. However, if you'd like to have your talent considered during the admissions process, you may submit a special talent application as a supplement to your regular application.

Contact
Department of Theatre
106 Fine Arts Center
Phone: 607-436-3456
Fax: 607-436-3466

Profiles
Jennifer LoPresti
Students
I lived in Littell, an FYE hall, during my freshman year, and I liked it a lot. You can open your door and the hallway’s right there. People walk by and say, "Oh my god, I love that band you have a poster of!" It’s a great way of meeting people because it’s so welcoming.
Joy Ramer
Students
My dream job would be to work as a social media advocate or marketing person for a theatre production. During college, I have learned that I love watching productions and telling other people about them more than actually participating in them. So I want to focus on getting a job somewhere in the theatre field where I could do that.
Nadina Espinosa
Students
The moment I stepped on campus, I knew I belonged here. I love that I'm able to pursue what I want to do as a career – psychology – while also pursuing my passion for theater.