Theatre Arts Administration Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Music, Theatre, and Dance | Insalaco College of Arts and Sciences

Combining Theatre and Business, a Bachelor's Degree in Arts Administration (Theatre) is the perfect play!

Theatre, music or art, and business as a combined form have cultural and practical aspects. Encompassing the arts in their broadest interpretation and incorporating a basic business component, the Arts Administration in Theatre degree enables students to live responsibly in an interdependent world. It forms an intrinsic parallel to the undergraduate curricular purpose regarding the human condition.

Combining theatre, music or art, and a business component, the program consists of these objectives:

  • developing student competencies in theatre
  • developing in the student basic skills in business administration
  • familiarizing the student with the separate as well as the combined standards for effective arts management.
  • Theatre with art or music as secondary concentration
  • Work in federal, state, community art agencies

Top Employers

  • Theatre Companies
  • Theater and Dance Institutions
  • Concert Venues
  • Colleges and Universities

Top Career Paths

  • Arts Administrator
  • Arts Educator
  • Cultural Venue Director
  • Media Manager

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

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The Sette LaVerghetta Performing Arts Center (PAC) is a three-story structure located on the western edge of campus that houses the Music, Theatre, & Dance (MTD) department within the College of Arts and Sciences. The MTD department is comprised of faculty offices and studios, classrooms and practice rooms, music therapy lab and clinical observation room, small recital room, dance studio, Black Box Theatre, and main stage theatre.

The Performing Arts Theatre is the main stage theatre and recital hall for all University-related events. This large 1100-seat performance space contains a proscenium stage, orchestra pit, dressing rooms, box offices, control room, backstage area and the ability to fly scenery. Other features include sound and lighting boards, a 9-foot Steinway grand piano and 7-foot Steinway grand piano (on stage), a Mason & Hamlin grand piano (orchestra pit), and large Allen electronic organ.

PAC Room 104 (first floor) is used as a student recital hall, large-ensemble rehearsal space, and meeting room. It houses two grand pianos and has a raised stage for performances. Two classrooms, the music therapy lab and observation room, and music therapy faculty offices are also located on the first floor. The second floor houses teaching studios, ten practice rooms containing both upright Yamaha and Grand pianos, a small harp studio with three harps, guitar studio, and faculty offices.

Music Therapy Research Lab (Room 106, first floor) contains biofeedback equipment interfaced on PC (Electromyography/EMG -2 channels), Temperature, Skin Conduction (2 channels). Also included are stand-alone biofeedback instruments: Resp@Rate; OMRON and a Marshall-Auto-Oscillometric Electronic Digital Blood Pressure and Pulse Monitor with Print-Out. The Music Therapy Clinic (Room 106, first floor) is a fully-supervised clinical setting complete with a one-way mirror for observations. University music therapy students, under the supervision of the clinic coordinator, offer weekly services to community individuals with special needs.

Computer Lab (first floor) is an open lab classroom with sixteen MAC computers for student use. In addition to Microsoft Office and Internet capability, software applications include set/lighting design and scriptwriting.

The Electronic Music Lab (second floor) has eight computers with Internet access and Sibelius music-writing software; eight portable MIDI keyboards; two full-size electronic keyboards; and mixers. The Piano Lab (second floor) contains twelve Yamaha Clavinova electronic pianos in addition to a master piano, each featuring a full-sized touch-sensitive keyboard. Piano Lab also houses a MAC computer. Music scores library/storage space for choral and orchestral music is also located on the second floor. Six large classrooms and a student lounge are located on terrace floor/lower level.

Black Box Theatre (terrace floor/lower level) is a laboratory theatre designed with flex staging to accommodate student-directed productions and to support experimental theatre.

Across campus, The Swartz Center, adjacent to Loughran Hall houses the University chapel and is a dual-use space. The chapel offers the music department an intimate 180-seat performing space. Completely renovated in 2007, the Marian Chapel (formerly the IHM Marian Convent), boasts a new Peragallo pipe organ and new 7-foot Steinway grand piano.

The Latour Room -  located in Nazareth Hall Student Center, is a large multi-purpose venue that is occasionally used for music rehearsals and concerts.

The Rotunda, a large, multi-story dome clad in marble at the center of the Liberal Arts Center, is a main focal point of the campus. It is an especially effective performing space for unaccompanied vocal ensembles.


Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts

2300 Adams Avenue
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The Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts is a three-story structure located on the western edge of campus that houses the Music, Theatre, & Dance (MTD) department within the Insalaco College of Arts and Sciences. The facility includes faculty offices and studios, classrooms and practice rooms, music therapy lab and clinical observation room, a small recital room, dance studio, Black Box Theatre, and the Munley Theatre, which houses the main stage and auditorium with 1,100 seats.

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Black Box Theatre

2300 Adams Avenue
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Black Box Theatre, located on the terrace level of the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, is a laboratory theatre designed with flex staging to accommodate student-directed productions and to support experimental theatre.

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