BACS Major in Applied Theatre

When you enroll in the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies,  Applied Theatre Major, at CBU, you’ll begin a unique journey. We’ll teach you the skills you need to produce and use theatre in places you might not have before, including museums and heritage sites, professional and governmental organizations, schools, and other community venues.

We aim to educate the next generation of artistic entrepreneurs and visionaries who will see what their communities need and use the timeless art of theatre to help them get it. It might be your job. It might be your calling. It will be your life’s work.

As a student in our program you’ll develop traditional theatrical skills such as acting, writing, directing, and technical production. You’ll study improvisation and collective creation. And to help make use of those skills, you’ll also study the traditions of dramatic literature and performance theory.

But what makes this program special is the way your training will extend beyond what you would find in a traditional theatre major.  You’ll develop the skills that a successful theatre professional needs, such as research, group facilitation, project management, and marketing. And because it’s all part of CBU’s one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Arts and Community Studies program, the emphasis is on experiential learning, where you’ll work with a team of classmates to bring real change to the local community.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to apply theatre in almost any context. You might put drama to work helping museum exhibits come to life. You might help train medical students to deal with patients or teach police officers to cultivate informants. You can be a teacher. You can be a leader. You can be a star.

Pat Maher
Associate Professor, Community Studies

Office: B-268-D

Phone: 902.563.1230

Jane Connell
Assistant Professor, Community Studies

Office: B-268-A

Phone: 902.563.1222

Bettina Callary
Associate Professor, Community Studies

Office: B-268-C

Phone: 902.563.1452

John Hudec
Assistant Professor, Community Studies

Office: B-268-E

Phone: 902.563.1982

Sue MacKenzie
Part-time Instructor, Community Studies

Phone: 902-371-3473

Emily Root
Assistant Professor, Community Studies

Office: B-268-B

Phone: 902-563-1889

Pam Seville
Part-time Instructor, Community Studies