Academic Programs of Study


Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre

  • Instruction in acting, playwriting, and stage direction
  • Small classes taught by working professionals
  • Two main productions each year, including a musical
  • Required senior capstone project

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre at Marywood

Direct Your Future with a Theatre Degree

Marywood's Theatre major will prepare you for a career in contemporary theatre by providing professional instruction in acting, playwriting, and stage direction.


Each year, students produce a musical and non-musical production on the main stage in the 1100-seat Sette Laverghetta Center for Performing Arts. Students build the scenery, construct costumes, hang and focus lights, and perform in these productions. Our small class sizes ensure that you receive personalized instruction and your courses are taught by professionals in the entertainment industry.


Students participate in all aspects of production, broadening their knowledge and developing an understanding of the diverse skills necessary to produce modern theatrical shows. Recent productions include Godspell, To Kill A Mockingbird, Songs for a New World, Our Town, Measure for Measure, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, A Little Night Music, Crimes of the Heart, Miss Julie, Proof, Once Upon a Mattress, The Fantasticks, and All in the Timing.

All seniors must present a capstone project. Often, these capstones are productions performed in our flexible seating Black Box Theatre.

More About This Degree

Timothy Pyles, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Director of Theatre
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Marywood's Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts features two theaters:

  • Main Theatre: An 1100-seat auditorium outfitted with professional lighting and sound systems.
  • Black Box Theatre: An intimate performance space with flexible staging for student-directed productions and experimental theatre.


Marywood’s music education program was very comprehensive and the curriculum required me to learn so much beyond voice performance.

As far back as I can remember, I have been surrounded by music.  I always wanted to perform and thought I would pursue a career on stage.  Teaching was a back-up plan, but after spending time in the classroom freshman year, I soon learned that I loved it.  Marywood’s music education program was very comprehensive and the curriculum required me to learn so much beyond voice performance, including history, theory, and different instruments. 

I currently serve as a music educator in the North Pocono School District.  My favorite part of the job is passing on my love of music to the students.  I enjoy watching their love of the art grow over time.  It’s something I’m so passionate about, and it’s the most amazing feeling to see them feel that way, too.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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