The undergraduate performance program at the UMass Department of Theater emphasizes a strong foundation in contemporary acting and directing techniques, along with a wide variety of specialized skills, including voice development, stage movement, and ensemble performance. The program also provides advanced courses in classical rhetorical training, Shakespeare, Moliere, voice, monologue and scene work, and directing. Students have opportunities to perform publicly on the Department’s two main stages, as part of a formal production season. Additionally, there are numerous “studio” productions, where students can initiate independent projects, as actors and directors, or participate in performance works generated by the Department’s graduate students.
Email Professor Milan Dragicevich, Gina Kaufmann, Gilbert McCauley, or Julie Nelson.