Department Chair: Penny Remsen
For nearly thirty-five years, the Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been a center for vibrant teaching and exceptional theater training. On the undergraduate level, the Department offers a B.A. in Theater. Students pursue a multi-faceted course of study divided into 1) dramaturgy 2) performance (acting and directing), and 3) design, technology, and management. On the graduate level, the Department offers the M.F.A. in Directing, Dramaturgy, Costume Design, Lighting Design, or Scenic Design. The program values personal mentorship, with the production season serving as a teaching laboratory.