Theatre (Liberal Studies)

Theatre (Liberal Studies)

The Rose State College Theatre Program offers a two-year, comprehensive program that prepares the theatre major for transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution.

Keep existing description:  In addition to acting, students gain hands-on experience in such areas as scene painting, set building, and makeup.  Four shows are produced every year.  Students learn the nature of producing each show as well as building organization, teamwork, and leadership skills.  Faculty and staff work closely with students in all aspects of the discipline.

Degree Offered:  Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies: Theatre

Theatre Scholarships

Rose State Theatre Department participates annually in the Kennedy Center/ American College Theatre Festival.

Why Major in Theatre at RSC?

  • RSC produces four shows every year
  • Students have the opportunity to work alongside professional guest artists
  • High level of opportunities to participate in productions allows students to get more exposure to theatre than they would at larger institutions
  • Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the area of  theatre that interests them: scene painting, set building, singing, acting, publicity, playwriting, stage managing, dramaturgy, etc.
  • The collaborative nature of producing each show reinforces skills in organization, teamwork, leadership, and responsibility
  • Faculty and staff work closely with students in all aspects of the discipline
  • Students are encouraged to pursue a variety of internships in professional theatre

Classes offered include:

  • Acting I and II
  • Voice and Diction
  • Directing
  • Stagecraft
  • Stage Make-up
  • Stage Movement

Program requirements (PDF)


What benefits does majoring in theatre have in the community? 

  • Theatre students study how to present themselves clearly and expressively.
  • Theatre students learn how to work effectively with other people.
  • Theatre students learn how to budget their time wisely and see a project through from start to finish.
  • Theatre students develop their empathy skills and learn how to see other peoples’ points of view.
  • Theatre students learn how to lead and how to follow.

Performance Venues

H.B. Atkinson Theatre
The H.B. Atkinson Theatre:  A 256 seat thrust theatre which a perfect performance space for intimate live performance.  Acting and performance classes are also held in this space. 

Performing Arts Theatre
The Performing Arts Theatre:  The soaring  Performing Arts Theatre seats 1,400.The acoustically-superb, nearly new facility. Recent improvements to the theatre include a theatrical system lighting upgrade in 2011, and a half-million sound renovation in 2012.



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6420 S.E. 15th Street.
Midwest City, OK 73110-2704
Phone: 405-733-ROSE (7673)
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