No matter what your interests are, we have something for you.
By participating in our instrumental ensembles, choir programs, Theatre Arts Program or dance, you'll have the opportunity to develop and showcase your talents with students and faculty who share your passion for performance! Our program brings together performing arts majors and non-performing arts majors, who are here studying something else and want to keep music, theatre, or dance a part of their lives.
For those that want to take their interest even further, we offer a BA in Theatre Arts with concentrations in acting and musical theatre as well as a dance minor, theatre arts minor and a music minor with interesting and exciting courses as well as private lessons in all instruments and voice parts. Our classroom courses, also open to all majors, will teach you about all kinds of fascinating music, classical to contemporary, new and old.
We invite all interested students to schedule an audition and becoming a member of our performing arts family. Auditioning doesn't commit you to anything, it's just a way for you to learn a bit more about our program, see our facilities, and meet some current members. Financial assistance in the form of Performing Arts Grants may be available. Visit the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts for details on upcoming performances.
OnStage Blog has ranked Sacred Heart University’s Theatre Arts Program one of the top 25 bachelor’s programs for the 2018-19 academic year. OnStage Blog highlighted SHU’s TheatreFest, an annual event that enables students to explore their creativity in various theater roles. Feedback from the program’s faculty and peers helps students develop their one-act plays or musicals, which have the opportunity to become fully produced shows after rewrites.
Sacred Heart University offered eight programs to incoming freshmen prior to the start of the academic year to familiarize them with their peers, school and community. The week-long programs provided the students with life-changing experiences before they even sat down for their first class. The Office of Volunteer Programs & Service Learning (VPSL), the School of Communication, Media & the Arts (SCMA), the Theatre Arts Program, the Jack Welch College of Business, the Student Success Center, the Dance Program, the College of Health Professions and the College of Nursing all presented programs.
Sacred Heart University Theatre Arts Program presents As Bees in Honey Drown by Douglas Cater Beane on September 27 - 29, 2018 at 8 p.m., September 30, 2018 at 3 p.m., October 11 - 13, 2018 at 8 p.m. and October 14, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the Little Theatre.