With additional leisure time and discretionary income, opportunities in the arts flourish. Genesee's award-winning Theatre Arts program is designed to expose students to the richness of the performing arts and to provide a solid academic foundation for further study and career opportunities in theatre.
A degree from Genesee's Theatre Arts program is a degree in liberal arts. Theatre majors take courses in English, history, mathematics, humanities and sciences. Of course you'll also take theatre courses to develop your knowledge of acting, voice and articulation, movement, theatre technology and design, play analysis and theatre history. You'll hone your skills by actively participating in four productions a year and extracurricular workshops. You'll study and perform in the Genesee Center for the Arts, a modern facility which houses a 328-seat theatre, rehearsal studio, dressing rooms, scene shop, costume shop, and sound and lighting studio.
The program will improve your self-discipline, self-confidence, organization, creativity, cooperation, and oral-visual communication skills. Field trips to theatrical productions and possible participation in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival will broaden your in-class experience.
Graduates of the program can transfer to a baccalaureate institution as juniors. Genesee students who have transferred and graduated from four-year institutions have been featured in films, started theatre companies, served as artistic directors, interned for regional equity theatres, designed costumes for college and equity theatres, and taught acting at professional theatres to elementary and high school students.
Suggested Prerequisite: Participation in theatrical productions.
Program Articulation: SUNY Colleges at Brockport, Buffalo, Fredonia, Geneseo, and Oswego; and Niagara University.