Theatre Arts Major and Minor

Hartwick Theatre Arts Production

The Hartwick College major in theatre arts is designed to put students on stage, backstage, and in the producer’s, director’s, and designer’s seats.

Beginning your first term, you will find many opportunities to get actively involved in productions, and soon you will be producing and directing your own. By the time you graduate from Hartwick College, your resume can be filled with significant accomplishments.

Where degrees in theatre arts can take you.

Hartwick theatre production and classroom experiences will serve to demonstrate your potential, help define you as a theatre artist, and open doors to your future.

Recent theatre arts graduates have gone – many directly and some with additional training – into jobs in producing, technical theatre, stage management, and performance.

A closer look.

A great deal of learning in theatre arts takes place outside the classroom: in the rehearsal hall, in the shops, and in our two performance spaces. Student shows, faculty-directed plays, and student club productions provide as many as 20 production opportunities a year.

Beyond the basic.

Each academic year, Hartwick Theatre will enter one or two of productions in the Kennedy Center/ American College Theatre Festival. Hartwick theatre students have presented at ACTF Region One festival conferences. January Term off-campus classes are offered in New York City and England. And students are encouraged to pursue the many internship and apprentice opportunities offered by professional theatre companies in our region and beyond.

Putting theatre arts to work.

Hartwick theatre students enjoy rewarding careers and go on to graduate study in some of the nation’s top institutions.

Hartwick alumni work with:

  • The Farmers’ Museum
  • Sing a Song of Broadway
  • Leftfield Pictures
  • Kevin Davis Productions
  • Dance Concert Company

Hartwick graduates study at:

  • Yale School of Theatre
  • The New School
  • Brooklyn College
  • University of Kansas City, Missouri
  • The University of Minnesota

Meet the theatre arts faculty.

Hartwick’s experienced theatre arts faculty are focused on the future. That’s because they work hand-in-hand with students who want to make the most of their experiences – whether as professionals or as proficient amateurs who do theatre for the love of it. Our students make a difference after graduation.

Gary Burlew
Technical Director, BS, State University of New York at Brockport
Areas of focus:
technical theatre, lighting.
Kenneth Golden
Professor and Program Director, MFA, Florida State University
Areas of focus:
set and lighting design for the theatre, cinema studies, New York City theatre.
Malissa Kano-White
Associate Professor, MFA, Illinois State University
Areas of focus:
acting, musical theatre production, playwriting, theatre for young audiences.
Marc Shaw
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara
Areas of focus:
acting, dramatic literature, solo performance, playwriting, improvisation, British & American theater, Pinter, acting techniques, and gender in popular culture.
Kathryn Smith
Dance Instructor, BS, University of New York at Brockport
Areas of focus:

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program.

Ready to move faster? Get the full Hartwick theatre arts experience in three-quarters the time at three-quarters the cost. Learn more about the three-year program.


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