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.

Typically, graduates pursue careers as:

  • Producers and directors
  • Entertainers and performers
  • Set and exhibit designers
  • Writers
  • Choreographers
  • Social Workers
  • Advertising, Promotions & Marketing Managers

Putting theatre arts to work.

Hartwick Alumni at work.

Hartwick theatre students enjoy rewarding careers and have gone to work with:

  • Showman Fabricators
  • Stella Adler Studio of Acting
  • Playbill
  • TDF Costume Collection
  • Bestek Lighting & Stage
  • Capital Repertory Theatre
  • Caramoor

Alumni in Graduate School

Hartwick theatre alumni go on to graduate study in some of the nation’s top institutions.

  • Yale School of Theatre
  • The New School
  • Brooklyn College
  • University of Kansas City, Missouri
  • The University of Minnesota
  • NYU Tish School of the Arts

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.

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. Our Standardized Patient Nursing/Theatre Arts Collaborative Learning & Teaching Project brings theatre and nursing students together to enhance nursing care simulations.


Malissa Kano-White

Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Gary Burlew

Technical Director

Barbara Kahl

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Marc Shaw

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Kathryn Smith

Adjunct Lecturer of Dance

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program.

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