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Welcome to the SCSU Theatre Department


Welcome to SCSU Theatre, where our mission is to provide theatre education and professional training within a liberal arts setting. Classes in the Theatre Department stand at the crossroads of all the arts - literary, performing, visual, digital and electronic - and are open to all students. Whether you are looking for professional training or for a place to explore your artistic side, our classes and productions will strengthen your art and craft, and deepen your understanding and appreciation of your own creativity.

Being located in New Haven means our students will engage in the highest quality artistic experiences - including at our outstanding regional award-winning theater companies. As a student at SCSU Theatre, you will have unparalleled access to working the very best theater professionals as guest artists and designers - all whom have Broadway and Off-Broadway credentials. This means that our students graduate from Theatre SCSU with real-world experiences and immediate connections to the performance industry.

What We Offer

  • A theatre education broadly experienced, but practically applied
  • Informal pathway to certification in theatre education
  • Small class size
  • A student-focused, hands-on approach to learning that gets results
  • Close proximity to New York City and a vibrant local theatre scene
  • Internship opportunities at Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, The Elm Shakespeare Company, and Godspeed Musicals and the New Haven public schools
  • A pathway to teacher certification in theatre

Our Mission

The Theatre Department's mission is to provide theatre education and training of the highest quality within a liberal arts setting, while fostering students' personal and artistic development and engaging with the community at large.

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