Be the star in a show, design the set or become in expert in the performance arts—all are possible career paths you can follow through our three Theater programs.
What You'll Study
Youngstown State University offers three different theater majors to undergraduate students:
- Musical Theater
- Theater Studies
All three programs are taught by our expert faculty, who live and breath all aspects of show business.
If you can hit the high notes, our Musical Theater major provides extensive training in theater performancewith vocal, keyboard and music theory studies. The program prepares you for opportunities like musical directing or arranging, drama instructing, choreography, acting and performing.
Looking for intensive performance training? The Theater major prepares you for a career in professional or academic theater. You will focus heavily on theater studies and production experiences, as well as dance instruction, throughout your coursework. By experiencing it all, you may find an area of special interest or benefit from a rounded education that covers all aspects of your craft.
Finally, YSU's Theater Studies major is designed to give you an understanding of various techniques of theater production. You'll work closely with professors in the classroom and in lab settings and gain a broad understanding of the art of theater, while also sharpening your skills in production and performance. Major career paths include performance and education.
Internships and Jobs
OUR GRADUATES WORK FOR:
- Youngstown City Schools
- Students Motivated by the Arts
- Liz Rubino Music & Studios LLC
- Fairmont Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
- Mosser Casting
- Leap of Faith Theater Production
One More Thing
Allison Dolphin, Theater Studies Student
My favorite part of the program is how many aspects of theater I have been exposed to. I've been able to try my hand in performance, costume and set construction, design, stage management, playwriting and so much more. There are a great deal of opportunities students can take advantage of during their time here. I am thankful every single day that I transferred to YSU."