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College of Fine Arts and Communication Drama Degree



The drama program allows students the opportunity to take classes in many areas of the department and pursue an education that enables them to pursue their interests as they progress through the degree. With only 44-52 credits required to earn a BA in Drama, students are able to add a second major or multiple minors. The BA in Drama is not a performance-focused degree. 


At UW-Stevens Point you will have opportunities each year to perform in a variety of venues including Jenkins Theatre, our black box Studio Theatre. Yearly performance opportunities include: Contemporary musical theatre productions, classical musical theatre productions, Player’s student group performances and Master Classes with visiting artists.


Players is a UWSP student organization seeking to provide a place for students to foster their creativity in not only theatre but writing, dance, poetry, and more!

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Whether you are a recent graduate or a longtime alum, you can make an important difference for today’s students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. By volunteering to share your story, your network, your career advice, and your successes, you can help guide students through the start of their professional lives as they discover their purpose.

You are a vital part of our Pointer family and we look forward to hearing from you!

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If you would like to be more involve, join the COFAC Point-to-Point Connections Program.

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UW-Stevens Point students receive a concrete knowledge of the history and literature of world theatre, an understanding of contemporary thinking and performance, a broad vocabulary in the fields of theatre and performance studies, acting, design and technology, and directing. Drama majors work in a variety of venues including state-of-the-art mainstage, studio and dance spaces. Summer internships opportunities include:

  • Repertory Theatres
  • Summer Theatre Festivals
  • Universal Studios
  • Disney


Admission to all Theatre and Dance programs (with the exception of Arts Management) is by audition/interview only. The Department of Theatre & Dance partners with Acceptd so you can view application, audition and interview detail, submit your application and materials online, and schedule the location and date of your audition/interview. 



UW-Stevens Point faculty members are accessible and happy to help majors get the most out of their educational experience. Our experienced faculty integrates acting, voice and movement into a rigorous professional training program. They have directed and performed nationally and internationally throughout their careers.
Michael Estanich

Michael Estanich

  • Department Chair – Theatre and Dance
  • Professor – Dance
  • Program Coordinator BA Dance
Department of Theatre and Dance
Tyler Marchant

Tyler Marchant

  • Professor – Acting and Directing
  • Program Coordinator BFA Acting
Department of Theatre and Dance
Greg Pragel

Greg Pragel

  • Lecturer of Acting
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Theatre and Dance, School of Performing Arts
Laurie Schmeling

Laurie Schmeling

  • Lecturer – Theatre History
  • Program Coordinator – BA Drama
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Theatre and Dance, School of Performing Arts

Founded in 1965, the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 192 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for theatre and theatre-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other theatre-related endeavors.