At Albion, you’ll find an educational experience that goes from classrooms to curtain calls. We pair our courses—where you’ll learn theory and technique—with an ambitious, professional-quality production season.

Our department is a fully functioning theatre company, with students involved in every aspect both onstage and backstage. We typically stage four productions each year, everything from Shakespeare to Ibsen, Tony-winning musicals to contemporary satires.

We offer courses for every aspect of theatre production—acting, directing, lighting and sound design, costumes and props, and stage management—all taught by faculty members with extensive professional experience. You’ll have the opportunity to study theatre throughout history and from all over the world. Our curriculum emphasizes artists focused on underrepresented and marginalized populations. You’ll engage with works exploring the BIPOC experience. You’ll examine the evolving LGBTQIA+ and feminist canons.

Experiences on and off campus—through festivals, the New York Arts Program, theatre-focused international study abroad semesters and more—prepare our students for both careers and graduate studies in theatre.

Students in costume on stage.

Theatre Major and Minor

The theatre experience at Albion closely links the classroom to the stage. You’ll pair coursework in theory, history and technical fundamentals with hands-on experience, where you’ll put what you’ve learned into practice.

Our Department of Theatre functions like a real-world repertory company, typically staging four productions per year. Each season features a broad range of works, from classical to contemporary, award winners to up-and-coming voices.

Theatre Major and Minor

Theatre Courses

In our courses, you’ll learn the fundamentals of every aspect of theatre: acting, directing, design and stagecraft. Explore courses offered by our department and courses accepted for transfer credit.