The mission of the Theatre Management Program at the University of Florida is to educate and develop the next generation of theatre management professionals. Content-rich courses emphasize the skill sets necessary for a career in North American Theatre, all within a climate of diversity, discovery, and risk. The program is led by faculty working at the highest levels in the industry—regularly producing on Broadway and national touring productions.
Students learn about commercial and not-for-profit theatre with an emphasis on the collaboration between the two business models.
The Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Management Emphasis (120 credit degree program) is designed for students who seek a liberal arts education with a broad foundation in the field of theatre management. The curriculum focuses on the commercial theatre industry, producing for regional theatre, arts administration, and developments and trends in theatre producing. A stunning array of guest lecturers is a hallmark of the program; recent guests have included Broadway producers, Tony Award winners, and executives in Disney and Broadway Across America. Many students enjoy the option to pursue a secondary minor or major in another discipline. A New York Immersion is available and the curriculum culminates in a comprehensive theatre project.
Students in the BA program have opportunities to engage in dance, musical theatre, drama, and developmental productions in multiple capacities. The majority of our productions are directed and choreographed by faculty and guest artists. Students have opportunities to participate in a wide range of productions to build their resumes while they make connections with industry leaders in the theatre management curriculum.
Recent alumni are currently working at the John Gore Organization and Miami New Drama. Faculty work closely with students to place them into internships that match their goals for careers after graduation.