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About Theater

The Theater Major offers a comprehensive study of Theater in four areas of concentration: Acting, Directing/Stage Management, Design/Technical, and Theater Studies. Courses are offered in acting (stage, film/TV), directing, stagecraft, set design, lighting design, costume design, stage management, dramatic literature, theater history, and dance. Through a high level of active participation, students gain a broad perspective in all areas of theater while developing individual talents and skills in their chosen concentration. The Theater program produces four major productions each year directed by faculty and professional guest directors. The main season is supplemented by a variety of student directed projects and guest artist workshops.

Classes and productions take place in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts. This facility offers a 338 seat proscenium theater, a flexible experimental performance space, a dance studio/rehearsal hall, and fully equipped costume and scenery shops.

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Classes you can Take:

Theater Practicum, Visual Imagination, Basic Acting, Development of Modern Theater, Voice and Movement, Auditioning, Clowning and Comedy, Scene Studies, Basic Lighting for Stage and TV, Set Design, Stage Makeup.ting for Stage and TV, Set Design, Stage Makeup.

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Theater Program Productions

Graduates of the Theater Program have gone on to graduate school while others have established careers in the professional theater as actors, directors, stage managers, and designers.

Sample Job Titles

Job Title
Producers and Directors
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
Actors
Choreographers

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services (cahill@ramapo.edu) or visit www.ramapo.edu/careercenter/.

Ramapo Success Story

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Jen Ponton '06

Theater

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Tahir Register '12

Communications, Theater

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Ashlee Morel '16

Acting, Digital Filmmaking, Theater

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Malcolm Minor '14

Theater

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Samantha Simone '15

Acting, Elementary Education, Theater

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Jess Gouker '14

Design / Technical Theater, Directing / Stage Management, Theater

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Emily DeNardo '11

Theater

Classes and productions take place in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts. This facility offers a 338-seat proscenium theater, a flexible experimental performance space, a dance studio/rehearsal hall, and fully equipped costume and scenery shops.

You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to get your feet wet in various parts projects, such as the four Theater Program major productions each year directed by faculty and professional guest directors. The main season is supplemented by a variety of student directed projects and guest artist workshops.

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