There’s no better place to begin a theatre education and career in Missouri than at UMKC. While the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts is broad in scope, it allows you to develop specific areas of interest, such as acting or design. The general degree requirements, combined with the core major requirements, provide a rigorous and well-rounded educational experience. Production experience and internship opportunities give undergraduate Theatre majors the chance to apply classroom theory to practical situations. Taking part as a crew member or performer in one of the departmental productions or interning at a professional theatre are integral aspects of this degree.
The centerpiece of the UMKC Department of Theatre is the Master of Fine Arts professional training program. The program is routinely recognized as one of the best in the nation. As an undergraduate, you’ll have the advantage of working closely with our graduate faculty and students, encouraging you to reach for higher standards in your work while preparing you for the profession or for graduate school.