Theater and film are creative and collaborative arts in which true excellence is achieved through hands-on experience. Our students can explore their craft by choosing concentrations in ACTING, MUSICAL THEATER, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY, or FILMMAKING, all within a dynamic liberal arts curriculum that provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Self-designed majors in other areas of theater such as directing or playwriting can be created in consultation with faculty. As part of a strong, interdisciplinary Department of Fine Arts, our students also benefit from exposure to visual art, music, and new digital media perspectives.
Each year, the Rutgers University–Camden Theater Program presents a full season of plays and musicals that creates learning opportunities in every area of production from design work and stage management to acting and directing. Ground-breaking, fully supported productions range from Shakespearian tragedies to modern classics and musicals. Student-generated work is highly encouraged and showcased annually in the Student-Directed One Act Play Festival.