Theatre | LSU Majors


You thrive on creativity and expression, and believe the world is your stage.

About Theatre

Whether you have a passion for being on stage or are more interested in working behind the scenes, the School of Theatre offers you the opportunity to realize your dreams. It’s one of only a handful of programs in the country with an affiliate professional theatre, Swine Palace, which enables you to work alongside leading professionals while earning your degree.

Concentrations Available

Arts Administration

In this program, you will learn about the daily operations of artistic venues like museums, theatres, and performance houses. Arts administrators can be responsible for anything from budgeting and fundraising to marketing and public relations for arts and cultural organizations. 


Design/technology offers you a full complement of specialized courses, combined with practical experiences through design and technical production assignments for the School of Theatre, as well as Swine Palace, LSU’s affiliated equity theatre.

Film and Television

The film and television concentration provides you with the essential skills and knowledge not only to create and collaborate onstage and offstage, but on and off camera as well. The program is directly tied to the growing film industry in Louisiana and its need for highly skilled artists, technicians, and administrative personnel.


A concentration in theatre performance prepares you to enter a graduate program or pursue a professional career in theatre, film, television, and related fields. Aspiring actors immerse themselves in a variety of performance disciplines including in-depth, sequential training in stage movement/physical theatre, voice, and acting.

Physical Theatre

If you’re more interested by Cirque du Soleil than Broadway, this concentration may be for you. Combining athleticism and theatrical presentation, training ranges from aerial work to contact improvisation.

Theatre Studies

Gain a comprehensive understanding of performance, production, and theatre scholarship, with maximum flexibility in tailoring your own course of study.

Possible Careers

  • Actor
  • Arts administrator
  • Choreographer
  • Designer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Stage manager
  • Technician

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 24 hours in 1000-level courses or higher
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA (2.5 GPA for transfer)

Senior College

College of Music and Dramatic Arts


B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Performing Art:  High Intensity
  • Business & Economics:  Medium Intensity
  • Writing:  Medium Intensity
  • Electives:  Low Intensity
  • Foreign Language:  Low Intensity
  • Lab Hours or Field Work:  Low Intensity
  • Technology:  Low Intensity
  • Visual Art:  Low Intensity

Learn more about course loads and subject areas

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