Theatre Major

The Theatre Department trains gifted storytellers—successful actors, producers, designers, writers, directors, educators, arts administrators. You will work closely with talented faculty and staff, guest artists, with local professional companies at the Modern and with arts companies outside of the university.

You can pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre focusing on a range of areas:

  • Performance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Directing
  • Playwriting
  • Technical Theatre and Design
  • Stage Management
  • Arts Administration

“I love doing theatre at Suffolk because the students and faculty are so supportive of the creative process. We really want to see each other succeed and have the space to develop as courageous, inventive artists.”

Jamie Steinbach - Jamie Steinbach ’19, recipient of Apprenticeship Award

Our Facilities

We’re home to two state-of-the-art performing spaces that also function as your classrooms and production venues. In 2010, we opened the renovated historic Modern Theatre - a flexible, 185-seat theatre with sophisticated video, sound, lighting and scenic systems. The department recently opened the 52-seat Sullivan Studio Theatre where students develop skills as playwrights, directors, performers, designers, and managers.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

"My experience with the Theatre Department helped me to growth as a communicator and leader. I never stopped working in the professional theatre because of contacts I made through Suffolk. I've worked as an actor, writer, director, stage manager, lighting designer, and assisted professional designers. I also learned administrative skills as a work-study student."

Jake Mariño - Jake Mariño ’18