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Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) 1112
Communication Studies and,Art and Media DesignMs. Patricia Hill(202) 651-5420 (voice) Email
Theatre ArtsMs. Juanita Cebe(202) 651-5501 (voice)Email
Read more about theatre arts alumnus Joey Caverly, '11, who gained national recognition for his role in the off-Broadway hit "Tribes."
In one of the nation's few theatre arts programs that focuses on both American Sign Language and English, you will master acting, directing, interpretation, design and construction skills that will prepare you for a career in professional theater.
All students participate in at least one internship, taking advantage of our connections with Washington, D.C.'s lively theater scene and theaters throughout the world. One company is in residence right on campus, offering special opportunities to our students. Or expand your career options with courses and internships in educational drama for children, or by gaining performance experience with the Gallaudet Dance Company.
In addition to professional training, you will gain a broad-based education that will empower you to create positive change as a dynamic leader, powerful communicator and creative thinker.
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Keep reading to learn more about the theatre arts program and career outcomes.
Learn more about the Department of Art, Communication and Theatre.
Washington, D.C., is home to more than 80 theatrical companies, and Gallaudet connects you to them for training, performance and internship opportunities. Theatre arts majors are required to complete at least one internship. Students have interned with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Imagination Stage and the Capital Fringe Festival. One company, Faction of Fools, is in residence right on campus.
Within one year of graduation, 89 percent of Gallaudet's recent art, communication and theatre arts majors are employed or in graduate school. Learn more about alumni of the Department of Art, Communication and Theatre.
Many actors and most dancers enhance their skills through formal training, and a bachelor's degree is required for most producers and directors. Employment of actors and producers is projected to grow 3 to 4 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Employment of dancers is projected to grow 13 percent, about as fast as average.
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