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Performing Arts Major

If you want to work in theatre, consider a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts! As a student, you’ll get to learn all aspects of “putting on the show” — from acting and directing to set building and stage managing. Our students are the actors, lighting engineers, set designers and builders, technical directors, costume designers and publicity people who have tremendous input in the department productions and also work with Mustard Seed Theatre, an award-winning professional theatre in residence at Fontbonne. We also have a top-notch teacher training program.

View the video - Fontbonne Director of Theatre Deanna Jent's Off-Broadway Screenplay



Performing Arts Program Highlights

  • Secondary teaching certification offered in speech and theater
  • Two professional concentrations offered: acting/directing, arts management
  • Mustard Seed Theatre, the professional theatre company in-residence at Fontbonne
  • Eligibility for scholarships and financial aid
  • Early and varied professional experience
  • Experience in all aspects of the performing arts

In-Field Learning Experiences

  • Theatre majors worked professionally with award-winning ensembles and productions
  • Education students incorporate their professional experience in their classrooms

Fontbonne University’s Performing Arts Graduate Successes

Recent grads are working as:

  • Production managers
  • High school and middle school teachers
  • Actors, cabaret singers
  • Designers
  • Stage managers & technicians


Learn more about career opportunities with Fontbonne University's performing arts major

Questions? Contact Admissions: (314) 889-1400 or (800) 205-5862 | fbyou@fontbonne.edu