According to the University of Arkansas, "The Department of Theatre offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Theatre, a broad spectrum program in the context of a liberal arts education, and the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in six concentrations: Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Costume Design, Scene Design and Lighting Design. (Please see the Graduate Catalog for information regarding the M.F.A. Theatre degree.) Classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels are focused on providing a strong, professional orientation to theatre performance and technology in conjunction with appropriate research-based course work to address the required foundations in theatre history, dramatic literature and dramatic criticism.

The educational objectives of the Department of Theatre are centered on producing graduates prepared to enter the competitive world of professional play production as well as a variety of teaching and research fields. In addition a background in Theatre has proven to be a valuable asset to those wishing to pursue a wide range of corporate and industrial occupations."

Adaptability Imagination & Creativity
Appreciation of Aesthetics Interpersonal Skills
Attention to Detail Interpretive Skills
Basic Reading, Writing & Editing Skills Presentation/Public Speaking Skills
Flexibility Strong Communication Skills (Oral & Physical)
Good Work Ethic Teamwork