The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh fosters three degrees, an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts, an MFA in Performance Pedagogy, and a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies, providing undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to work alongside faculty to pursue intellectual study and research goals.
Our production programing allows artists and scholars to dig into a wide range of practice, performance, and research that examine the core of human nature. The examination of humanity through performance holds a valuable place in a liberal arts education. Faculty, teachings artists, guest artists, and students, both majors and non-majors, produce our main-stage productions. This programing allows students to participate in hands on learning while creating projects that not only engage their colleagues but also the University community.
On average the department provides performances to thousands of patrons each year. Our students, both undergraduates and graduates, showcase their work in production, design, performance, and scholarship.
Pitt theatre is a vibrant community of scholars and artists working toward expanding their talents and intellectual pursuits in ways that look toward humanity and their artistic place in the world today.
We hope that you will consider joining us as a member of our community, we would love to work with you.