Performance opportunities and production options abound for students pursuing a theatre degree at Alfred University. Theatre students benefit from:
* A well-rounded liberal arts education, critical for any student of the theatre;
* A depth of study and a broad range of experiences in classes and production;
* A core of study in literature, performance and technical/design, with technical theatre courses configured to best meet a student's interests and goals;
* The opportunity to work closely with dedicated professors who are fine teachers, accomplished performers, artists, and scholars;
* The tools - ideas, techniques, rehearsal methods, and performance venues - to pursue a career or graduate study in the theatre arts.
All students, regardless of academic major, are enthusiastically encouraged to participate in the faculty and student-directed productions mounted each year. Students are involved in every aspect: acting, designing (costumes, make-up, sets, lighting, etc.), building sets, management and running crews.
Alfred University has sent numerous "invited scenes," several student designers, and four invited productions to the KCACTF Region 2 Theatre Festival, including "Widows" by Ariel Dorfman which was presented in the Fall of 2009. Region 2 encompasses New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC. Productions are nominated by ACTF observers and selected by a committee. To have four productions selected in 10 years is a strong statement of the quality of the program offered.
The major includes a complete and comprehensive selection of courses with elective in music, dance, and related areas