Combine training in theatre within a well-rounded liberal arts education to prepare for graduate study and careers in professional theatre, entertainment, and other fields.

Theatre Arts Concentrations and Minor

At UMass Lowell, you can concentrate in Theatre Arts as part of the English or Bachelor of Liberal Arts majors, or choose the Theatre Arts minor.

Why study theatre arts at UMass Lowell?

A male student holding an umbrella on stage next a female student with an window behind them in the dark during a UMass Lowell Theatre Arts production.


Apply for one of several full-year, paid Production Internships on campus as part of the Theatre Arts Program's annual Production Team. 

Students performing on stage during a UMass Lowell Theatre Arts production.

Campus Productions

The Theatre Arts Program stages two full-scale productions each year, along with dramatic readings and other performances in the Comley-Lane Theatre on South Campus. Audition for a part or join the production crews.

Career Options

Training in theatre produces well-rounded students with strong analytical and communication skills who work well as a team and under pressure — abilities that many employers in business and industry value. 

Students performing on stage for the Theatre Arts production of "Rent."

UMass Lowell theatre students are prepared for graduate study as well as for careers including:

  • Acting
  • Advertising
  • Film work
  • Playwriting
  • Theatre education 
  • Theatrical design
  • Theatrical production on Broadway and for television

To plan your course of study, contact:

Shelley Barish
Associate Professor