“Faculty and staff have focused on creating opportunities and partnerships with professionals in the field. We want to provide expanded experiences for students through high-caliber mentorship and as many production opportunities as possible. As a result, we’re making a name for ourselves on the national level. Students leave the program with the skills to apply to the profession or any other field they chose to follow because they are fundamentally learning about problem-solving and collaboration.”
-- Gregory Ramos, department chair and resident director
Opportunities for engagement and enrichment in the Department of Theatre are rich and numerous. From chances to work with visiting artists who are experts in the theatrical world to running all aspects of our own campus theatrical productions, we have hands-on experience for all.
From 1974 to 2016, UVM has hosted a number of well known artists to work with our students. Learn more about our visiting artists >>
Each year students create, plan and participate in a number of UVM theatrical productions. Learn more about upcoming productions >>
International travel (EuroTheatre): The EuroTheatre (THE 180) is a course that covers European theatre traditions and current day European theatre artists and companies. The course takes place in the spring semester and is followed by 2-3 weeks summer travel in Europe where students attend theatre performance and participate in workshops with internationally recognized artists and companies. Past sites of study have included Dublin, London, Paris, Rome, and Stratford Upon Avon. For more information about study abroad opportunities offered to UVM students go to the International Education Homepage on the UVM website.
To enhance the classroom experience the Department of Theatre partners with local professional theatre companies to offer internship opportunities that provide real life job experience in the field. Partnerships include affiliations with Vermont Stage, St. Michaels Playhouse and Vermont Shakepeare.