Theatre Arts

Bradley’s theatre arts program prepares you for a career in the spotlight as an actor or backstage as a set designer.

93% career outcomes rate for 2015-16 graduates - 95% knowledge rate
12 to 1 student faculty ratio
Top Illinois Regional University - U.S.News
100% of classes taught by faculty

The Bradley Advantage

Bradley’s theatre arts program develops your skills in acting, stage design and costume construction as you learn the vision and process of theatre-making. You’re fully involved in production from your first semester as you learn performance, stagecraft, history and design. In addition to theatre department performances, you can participate in a student-run improv troupe and other theatre-focused student organizations. Though not required, you can add a concentration in performance or production. If you don’t choose a concentration, you can add another academic focus that fits your career goals. Recent theatre arts majors have also majored in television arts, advertising, public relations, political science, creative writing, music and studio art.

Successful Outcomes

Bradley’s theatre arts program successfully prepares you for a career in the industry. In recent years, all students found jobs within six months of graduation. They’re working at Chicago’s Northlight Theatre and Crate and Barrel. Others are continuing their education at Florida State University and Penn State University.

Peoria

Bradley and Peoria share much in common--a diverse population, world-class research facilities, outstanding fine arts and entertainment, and a great sense of community. In this regard, Peoria simultaneously offers the urban benefits of a big city and the personality of a small town.

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