Majors, Minors, & Certificates


The theatre certificate program offers students an opportunity to focus study in acting, directing, design/technology or theory and history. Talented, working, theatre artists will mentor students. It is an excellent choice for those intending to pursue professional work or further training at the graduate level.

​Program Highlights

  • Student-centered program.
  • Opportunities to lead, develop original work and engage in the collaborative process that is the cornerstone of theatre.
  • Devised theatre and student directed projects are produced alongside modern and classical plays, allowing for students to develop their own unique approaches to theatre, based on both historical craft and experimental ideas.
  • Commitment to mounting productions that focus on issues of cultural diversity and the responsibility of individuals to cooperate in the creation of a just and peaceful society.
  • Participation in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).
  • Preparation for careers in theatre, as well as drama directors and educators in secondary schools.
  • Knowledge and skills gained through the program are applicable to a variety of careers outside theatre.

Skills Developed

  • Ability to exercise aesthetic judgment
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Synthesize and apply principles in the process of theatrical production
  • Creative expression
  • Personal discipline and constructive work habits
  • Respect for one’s self, colleagues, audience and community

Employers of our Graduates

  • Capital Repertory Theatre
  • Old Castle Theatre

Creative Arts Department

If you have a passion for the arts—whether it’s a love of music, theatre, painting, drawing, videography, photography or broadcast journalism—consider majoring in the creative arts at Siena.


Career Opportunities

Art, Drama, and Music Professors teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Job titles include: Professor, Music Professor, Art Professor, Theatre Professor, Art Instructor, Professor of Music, Art History Professor, Dance Professor, Assistant Professor of Music, Associate Professor, Visual Arts Professor, Studio Art Professor


The median annual wage was $62,160 in 2012.


Employment is projected to grow 15-21% from 2012 to 2022.

Actors play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.

Job titles include: Actor, Actress, Comedian, Comic, Community Theater Actor, Narrator, Voice-Over Artist, Stand Up Comedian, Theatre Ensemble Member, Understudy


The median hourly wage was $20.26 in 2012.


Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Set/Exhibit Designers design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.

Job titles include: Exhibit Designer, Set Designer, Designer, Exhibit Preparator, Design Chief, Display Coordinator, Exhibitions Curator, Scenic Designer, Show Design Supervisor, Historical Society Window Dresser


The median annual wage was $52,480 in 2012.


Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.