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The Theater Arts Program at American International College offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts. The courses offered in the program give students the opportunity to work in the areas of Performance, Technical Theater, Theory and History of Theater. The program is focused on developing well rounded artists that can work in a variety of areas in the competitive business of theater.
Students are required to take courses in acting, theory, history, technical theater and production and can chose from program electives in Theater, English, Communications and Music. The program produces two major productions each year and also offers summer theater opportunities to students. The goal of the theater program is to give students the opportunities, knowledge and necessary credentials to compete in the highly competitive world of theater as artists and scholars. The Theater Arts program also offers a minor in theater.
The Garret Players, the student theater organization on campus is devoted to supporting and producing theater productions on campus in conjunction with the Department of Theater Arts. The Garret Players were founded many years ago by various members of the college community due to their interest in the collaborative art of theater. The mission of the Garret Players is to broaden the dialogue about theater on campus and in the surrounding community by volunteering with community based arts organizations and by fundraising for theatrical productions and events on campus.