Rider University

Lawrenceville,  NJ 
United States
  • Booth: 1006

For over half a century the Theatre Department at Rider University has had a rich tradition in educating students and preparing them for all aspects of a life in theater. Exciting courses, inspirational and motivating faculty, abundant theater facilities, and a strong arts community all come together to give Theatre students at Rider a personalized and challenging education.

  • Six productions each year give students a wide variety of experiences and opportunities both performing on stage and working behind the scenes.
  • Course work includes the study of Script Analysis, History, Directing, Stagecraft, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Costume Design, Makeup Design, and more. 
  • professionally active faculty whose backgrounds include directing and design experience nationwide; acting on Broadway, with national tours and regional theater companies, on film and screen, as well as commercial and voice-over work.
  • State of the art facilities include:
    • The Yvonne Theater
    • The Spitz Studio Theater
    • Bart Luedeke Center Theater

B.A. Technical Theatre Program Highlights

  • Exposure to and hands-on work in all facets of the theatrical experience.
  • Easy access to two leading centers of theatre: New York City and Philadelphia.
  • Opportunities to hone your skills working on six annual campus main stage theatre productions — including three musicals — plus three operas and two cabarets, as well as student productions, “black box” theatre and performing dance ensembles.
  • Master classes with technical theatre professionals
  • Internship and contract work opportunities through Rider’s strong relationships with area professional theaters, including the McCarter Theater in Princeton, the Passage Theater in Trenton and the Riverside Theater (Bristol, PA).
  • Increased marketability with the opportunity to double major in such area as arts administration, dance and education.


Learn more

To learn more contact the Office of Admission at 609-896-5042 or 800-257-9026 or go to www.rider.edu/wca.

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