Theatre Arts at a Glance


Theatre Arts – Theatre Performance Concentration, B.A.

Theatre Arts – Theatre Technology Concentration, B.A.

Theatre Arts Minor


   Film Studies Program
   Mass Communication Program
   Music Program
   Visual Arts Program


  College of Arts & Sciences


  School of Humanities

Dillard University Theatre Arts Program

Theatre is more than just lights and applause—it’s a transformative experience that shapes students into well-rounded individuals equipped with invaluable career skills.

As the oldest HBCU degree-granting theatre program in the country, we take great pride in our rigorous curriculum that offers two distinct degree plans: Performance and Theatre Technology. Whichever path you choose, you’ll be immersed in a comprehensive program that combines theory with practical experience, nurturing your creative and cultural expression.

At Dillard University, we believe in fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where you can explore and enhance your artistic talents while developing the skills necessary for success in any field. Our dedicated faculty members, with their wealth of experience and expertise, are committed to helping you grow as a performer, technician, or creative professional.

Learn more about earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre or a Theatre Minor from Dillard University. Visit the Dillard University School of Humanities.

Start your theatre arts journey at Dillard University, the oldest HBCU degree-granting theatre program in the country!

Program Contact

School of Humanities
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

Ph. (504) 283 – 8822

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Theatre Arts Degrees and Programs


Start Your Journey in Theatre Arts at Dillard University!

Join us at the Dillard University and begin your transformative journey towards a career in the performing arts. Our program provides rigorous, professional training in a liberal arts context, preparing you for diverse roles as actors, directors, designers, managers, teachers, scholars, and more. Immerse yourself in the rich aesthetics of Black theatre and become a globally aware artist dedicated to perpetuating the highest standards in the industry.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze/Critique/Research plays for theatre productions.
  • Act/Direct monologues/scenes/plays/theatre productions.
  • Design/Operate technology and manage stage and theatre operations for theatre production.
  • Recognize the interconnectedness of each of the production areas and how they must work in collaboration to create theatre.

Join Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana and become part of our community of leaders, thinkers, and artists.

Learn more about the admissions process and get started today.