Theater Arts Degrees

UCNJ offers programs in Theater Arts!

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  • Theater Arts, A.A.

This program is designed for students preparing to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting or Theater. Students will examine the various styles and periods of theater throughout history, develop skills in movement, voice, and acting, and explore the potential career paths in the theatre.

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Catalogs & Course Registration


Course Registration

Visit our “Search & Register for Class” page for registration details and deadlines.

Career Paths

Stage Manager
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Program Director, Radio Broadcasting
Theatrical Scenic Designer
Community Theater
Talent Agencies
Transfer Opportunities
Students are encouraged to work closely with UCNJ’s faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer.
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Why Study Theater Arts?

Theater Arts provides a comprehensive education that nurtures talent, hones artistic skills, and instills a deep understanding of theatrical history and theory. By studying Theater Arts, individuals have the opportunity to explore various aspects of theater production, including acting, directing, stage design, costume and makeup, lighting, and sound.

This multidisciplinary approach allows them to develop a well-rounded set of artistic abilities and a strong foundation in collaborative teamwork. Pursuing a degree in Theater Arts opens doors to a diverse range of career opportunities in the entertainment industry, including theater performance, film and television acting, directing, production management, arts administration, and teaching.

Theater Arts fosters creativity, self-expression, empathy, and effective communication, skills that are valuable not only on the stage but also in various aspects of life. By pursuing a degree in Theater Arts, individuals can embark on a fulfilling and enriching artistic journey, immersing themselves in the transformative power of storytelling and making a lasting impact on both themselves and audiences worldwide.

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