Theatre and Electronic Media Performance—BA

Please Note: This major is no longer available to new students after December 10, 2022. To explore options please contact Nich Radcliffe.

Acting is not just for stage and film. Emerging technologies create more opportunities to perform. Michigan Tech’s program integrates traditional theatre studies with electronic media performance. Our graduates are well-rounded performers qualified to work in theatre, film, video, digital arts, video-game voice-over—wherever their careers take them.

Do an audio play. Join a mainstage production, or a media project. At Michigan Tech, you start performing from Day One.

"Within my first year and a half at Michigan Tech, I was able to complete my Acting Practicums. Each practicum was worth 1 credit, which means I had already acted in 3 productions with the Tech Theatre. It’s been an incredible learning experience, for the fact that I was able to immerse myself in the program right away."Callisto Cortez, BA Theatre and Electronic Media Performance 2019

First-year practicum is only the start. Theatre and electronic media performance (TEMP) majors hone performance skills in stage productions, radio dramas, and television sitcoms. They work on TV and radio commercials, as video-game characters, and in other voice acting projects.

Backstage A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tech Theatre presented A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Rozsa Center on April 12, 13, and 14 in 2019. Watch our backstage Facebook tour interviewing actors, technicians, volunteers, and staff that helped bring this play to life.

Actors typically earn half of their living outside the theatre—a diverse skill set means more job prospects.

  • Develop your talents and refine technique through high-tech training at state-of-the-art performance venues including Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the black box McArdle Theatre.
  • Log significant time onstage and in the studio—more than what is required by many comparable programs.
  • Limited enrollment means more time with professors, professors, advisors, and equipment.
  • Learn and create in our department's computer lab, equipped with the latest entertainment-dedicated programs.

What will I do after graduation?

Our program promotes entrepreneurship—the potential is boundless. We teach students to discover new avenues of employment. Our graduate work in theatre, film, video, digital arts, video-game voice-over, audio-book narration, theme-park entertainment, and mass media, including radio and TV.