The Theatre Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges features a rich curriculum, complemented by an exciting production season. Students majoring or minoring in Theatre take a variety of courses in performance, production, theatre history / theory / literature, and theatre of/for social change. This cross-curricular approach provides students with richly diverse perspectives that are useful in a variety of professional fields.
Recent graduates have gone on to work at high-profile regional theatres including Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Stage Company, Children’s Theatre Company, Hilberry Theatre Company, and Illinois Shakespeare Festival. HWS Theatre students have also gone on to pursue careers in fields like Theatre, Non-Profit Management, Development and Fundraising, Nursing, Communications, and Education. In addition to their professional careers, many of our graduates go on to earn graduate degrees in Theatre including Acting, Arts Administration, and Theatre History.