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SFA School of Theatre (SOT) is a comprehensive program dedicated to excellence in teaching, learning, and creating theatre continuously and intensively. Our chief purpose is to prepare diverse professionals to practice and teach theatre and thrive in a wide range of related careers and post-graduate studies. We are committed to contributing to wider communities from the university to the international level.


Disciplined Creativity

The student’s imagination and artistic vision are nurtured and balanced with critical thinking and high standards of professionalism.

Individual Development

Each student has a great variety of opportunities for exploration and growth. Facilitated by the individual attention of faculty and staff, each student learns through observation, study, evaluation and experience.

Collaborative Teamwork

In academic and production work, students, faculty and staff unite our abilities as a theatre company, functioning as a harmonious ensemble on stage, behind the scenes, in classrooms and in other learning environments.

Theatre is Interdisciplinary

We embrace theatre’s interrelationship with other art forms, technological media and the liberal arts, as our students move among and combine disciplines and modes of expression.


The School of Theatre is committed to being a thriving center of the arts that:

  • is an acknowledged leader in cultural enrichment for the university,

  • attracts many talented, motivated theatre students who are ready for rigorous and busy academic/training and production programs,

  • sees its theatre majors through to graduation, sending them out as confident new professionals, and

  • consistently places students in leading graduate programs.

  • Our goal is to take pride in outstanding alumni with rewarding careers primarily in the arts, entertainment, media and education.