Area of Study and Philosophy

Bachelor of General Studies with a Theatre concentration

Philosophy - Comprehensive Approach

The Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration in theatre at Southeastern Louisiana University is a generalist area designed to provide a broad perspective of the literature, history and creative practices of the discipline. Courses prepare students to appreciate and participate in theatre at all levels of production, performance, direction, design and management.

Course work includes acting, directing, voice and movement training, scenic and costume design, lighting, stage management, theatre history, theatre literature, and special topic classes devoted to contemporary theatre trends. 

The area's philosophy is that students who have a commitment to any area of theatre need to study all aspects of the discipline, as well as obtaining a solid liberal arts education. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of professional apprenticeship programs around the country and abroad. With this experience in hand, many of our graduates go on to work professionally or enter graduate programs for specialized study. 

Theatre Productions

The Southeastern Louisiana University Theatre area produces four mainstage productions. Each year we encourage our students to produce independent works in association with the Wesley Center on campus. Alpha Psi Omega focuses on creating more performance opportunities for our students. The New Orleans area also provides a variety of opportunities that our students become involved in.


SLU students working on the crew for Peter Pan at the Columbia Theatre

Southeastern students working on the crew for Peter Pan at the Columbia Theatre