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A great performance begins with learning from experienced professionals.
Scene from the musical The 1940’s Radio Hour.
Scene from the musical Quilters.
Studying theatre at Kirkwood prepares you for an exciting career behind the scenes or on center stage.
Scene from Brothers Menaechmus.
Scene from Romeo and Juliet.
|Raise the curtain on your acting career in Kirkwood’s Theatre interest area. With opportunities to study acting, technical theatre, theatrical design and play analysis, you can fully explore the discipline of theatre firsthand alongside award-winning faculty and local professionals within the theatre field.
Studying theatre at Kirkwood will give you a solid foundation of course work and experience that prepares you to continue your passion for the performing arts. In addition to engaging course work taught by faculty experienced on and off the stage, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in three major productions each year.
By starting at Kirkwood, you have leadership opportunities often not available to freshman and sophomores at four-year colleges and universities. Here you can have a starring role, serve as a stage manager, or be the lighting designer during your first two years of college.
As a Liberal Arts student, you will fulfill core humanities requirements while also taking courses in theatre designed to prepare you for an exciting career on center stage or behind the scenes. Kirkwood has transfer agreements with all three state universities and many other four-year institutions, plus a 2+2 agreement with the University of Iowa. Transferring and earning a bachelor’s degree in theatre couldn’t be easier or more affordable.
Kirkwood Theatre has taught and reinforced the basics of
professional theatre. As with everything, there is no future
without the building blocks. It has expanded my knowledge and
I now look at everything and wonder, how can I use this on stage?
- Ty Young, theatre student
Some scholarships may require an audition as part
of the award eligibility.
April 05, 2019
Reserve an audition time!
Kirkwood Visual and Performing Arts presents three theatre events annually in support of the academic curriculum and arts culture on campus. Performances include two plays and one musical.
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