Theatre is the art of crafting and sharing compelling stories, through acting, directing, design and technology. Kean theatre majors produce and star in professional-caliber productions.
At Kean, a shared passion for the arts unites a diverse group of students and an outstanding faculty. Our vibrant community will help you discover the best in yourself and others. Whether you want to perform, design, direct, teach or work in another area of the field, Kean can help you turn your talent into a life's work.
Graduates work as actors, directors, designers, technicians and educators in theatre programs and classrooms throughout the world, thrilling audiences and inspiring future generations of performers.
After my time at UCVTS, and attending Kean during my senior year, I decided to continue my undergraduate education here, studying theatre. I'm so glad that I stayed here, as the staff, education, and overall atmosphere of Kean are truly wonderful!"
At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.
Kean Theatre Conservatory provided me with countless opportunities to strengthen my craft as an educator, performer, administrator, and above all, artist. Through advanced networking and training with industry professionals, the Conservatory provided me with all of the tools necessary to become a well-rounded and versatile individual. It is because of this training that I will be able to confidently teach the next generation of artists."
Kean University Student Shines on Professional Stage
A mentorship program designed to increase diversity in TV and film production by introducing students to behind-the-scenes careers launched recently for students at Kean University.
Equity Through Design Mentorship will match students from Kean and other selected institutions with mentors who are professional set designers, costume designers, art directors and others from the worlds of TV, film and theatre.
Kean graduates have the potential for a diverse array of exciting careers on stage, in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Theatrical training is an excellent foundation for careers in traditional theatre, as well as other platforms such as television, film, live events and promotions. Jobs include:
- Stage manager
- Scenic designer
- Lighting designer
- Costume designer
- Director of press and public relations
- Projection Designer
- Prop Director
- Scenic Artist
- Costume Coordinator
- Wardrobe Supervisor
- Production Designer (TV/Film)
- Art Director (TV/Film)
- Art Department Coordinator
- Set Decorator (TV/Film)
- Fight Director / Choreographer
- Screen Writer
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