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Why MCLA theatre Is Different

Located in one of the country's premier arts and cultural meccas, MCLA theatre students leverage a dynamic range of coursework and practical application with unparalleled access to the Berkshire’s world-class performing arts institutions to become well-rounded individuals equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to careers in the theater. MCLA's Theatre graduates work as actors, designers, stage managers, directors, producers, technicians, artisans, engineers, and educators.


  • The best of both worlds: combines the artistic discipline and training of a studio program with the intellectual rigor and scholarly breadth of a liberal arts education
  • More than 25 theatre courses in acting, directing, design, production and theatre studies
  • Extensive hands-on opportunities to practice the craft, both independently and in collaboration with faculty and guest artists
  • 4 show per year theatre production season, carefully selected to complement the curriculum
  • Small class sizes that ensure individual mentoring, greater understanding and opportunities for student development