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Program details 

By studying Theatre at the University of Jamestown, you’ll have the opportunity to study dramatic literature, performance, and production methods. Whether you want to be on stage or behind the scenes, you can develop your skills in the theatre arts by participating in our four yearly productions. 

 Some students in our department have successfully double-majored in English and Theatre—acquiring a broad base of knowledge with an array of literary, critical, and dramatic skills. 

What you’ll gain 
  • Skills in performance, direction, design, stagecraft, and literature.  
  • A comprehensive understanding of theatre art and the ability to put that knowledge to work after graduation. 
  • Teaching skills and professional development by participating in the UJ Writing Center. 

Why UJ?

  • Exploration of a highly diverse range of genres and styles from the earliest Greek plays to new scripts still in development.
  • Small class sizes with a focus on teaching excellence and student learning.
  • Professional work experience integrated into classroom discussion and learning.

Number of seats in our Reiland Fine Arts Auditorium

The Reiland also features:

  • A full fly loft
  • Expansive wing spaces
  • A large orchestra pit

Open Auditions

Open auditions are held periodically throughout the year for all students interested in appearing onstage. Most auditions do not require rehearsed material.

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Gather with other theatre students from the seven-state region at this yearly festival and attend workshops, guest productions, and competitions.

Career Preparation

Gain real-life experience, all before you graduate.

Theatre Productions

Our productions are designed to give students familiarity and proficiency in musical theatre, modern drama, and the classics. We typically do four each year including a musical, one-acts, a student-directed production, and a large spring production. 

Theatre at UJ is a supportive environment that fosters and celebrates creativity! That means no matter which role you take, you’ll make new friends over the course of each production. To learn more about our productions, as well as to view images from previous performances, please visit the Performing Arts | Theatre page. 


Obtain work experience and make informed career choices through internships of a semester or more in length. 

Writing Opportunities

Publish fiction, non-fiction, and poetry in Plainsong, UJ’s annual literary journal. For those who are more journalism oriented, UJ’s student newspaper, The Collegian, is always looking for fresh writers. 


Course Title Credits

Thea 190

Introduction to Theatre


Thea 201/202

Drama Performance/ Theatre Practice


Thea 303

Stagecraft and Lighting



Dramatic Literature






Two Approved Courses


Comm 201

Oral Interpretation of Literature


Meet your faculty

The University of Jamestown theatre program is led by Michael McIntyre, who has directed or produced over 100 departmental productions. Click through his biography to learn more about his work.

Tuition and Financial Aid

We believe every student, regardless of their financial situation, should have access to a UJ education. We offer Performing Arts Scholarships that range up to $6,500 to students who audition before arriving on campus their freshman year. Fill out the form in the link below to learn more about UJ's theatre program and various scholarship opportunities.