The Stockton Theatre Program is an immersive B.A. program with a focus on developing new works and adapting classics. Students are engaged through hands-on learning experiences with faculty and guest artists from Broadway, Hollywood, and beyond.
The program aims to produce graduates who are adaptable to a diverse range of fields from Business and Entrepreneurship to Education and the Performing Arts. Students will leave Stockton Theatre as effective communicators, creative thinkers, and detailed problem solvers.
Stockton Theatre features both face-to-face and immersive online training, highlighted by our Online Professional Residencies, making Stockton a progressive program for 21st century learning.
We are excited to announce that our Auditions are now being submitted online. Follow the link below for important details:
Experience Theatre Day
Saturday, November 21st, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Experience Theatre Day provides prospective students an opportunity to sample the truly unique and exciting program offerings in theatre that makes Stockton University a truly distinctive place to learn! Open to high school juniors, seniors, and college transfer students.
Please contact the Director of Theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Course Requirement Worksheets:
- Theatre/Design and Production
- Minor in Dance, Music, or Theatre
B.A. In Literature with a concentration in Theatre/English is also available.
To view the Course Schedule by term, click here.
See the Catalog of Courses for complete descriptions of course offerings.
For detailed curriculum information, please refer to the Academic Bulletin.
Pamela Hendrick, Professor Emeritus of Theatre/Directing
Melissa Bondar, Adjunct Professor of Theatre / Production Management
William Headington, Adjunct Professor
Timothy Simon, Assistant Technical Director
Labs & Guest Artists
2020-2021 Lab Residency -- TBD
1st Semester: Jonathan Burke--star of Broadway's THE INHERITENCE and CHOIR BOY
2nd Semester: in talks with Charly Evon Simpson
2019-2020 Lab Residency: Joseph C. Phillips — star of the Netflix hit 13 REASONS WHY and THE COSBY SHOW.
2018-2019 Lab Residency: Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews — writers and stars of WITNESS UGANDA and LEMPICKA
2017-2018 Lab Residency: Jed Resnick and Dana Steingold — stars of Broadway's BEETLEJUICE, AVENUE Q, and RENT
2016-2017 Lab Residency: Jude Obermüller — acclaimed composer of THE JABBERWOCKY and winner of New York City Center’s 2016 Remixed Award
Previous Master Classes
Star of Broadway’s THE INHERITANCE and CHOIR BOY
Broadway: 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Stage manager of Broadway’s ON THE TOWN and FINDING NEVERLAND
Performing Arts Theater
Campus Center Theater
Stockton Theatre Club Activities
- A Night of Sex
- Broadway in the Box
- Annual Student Production at Dante Hall
- Whose Line Is It?
- Insomnia Theater
- Haunted Walk
- Rocky Horror Picture Show
- American College Theatre Festival (KC/ACTF)
- Theatre Game Thursdays
Alpha Psi Omega - National Theatre Honor Society
- Honor Society Induction Ceremony
- Monthly Honors Society Meeting
NYC Industry Weekend
New Works Presentation - Students and faculty travel to nearby cities with a strong theater district such as NYC and Philadelphia to present the latest New Works presentation at NYU and other celebrated theater and film venues throughout the City.
Alumni Celebration -- Culminating in an alum/student/faculty celebration. Chance to meet directors, casting directors, actors, and other peers in the business who have come through the Stockton Theatre Program.
Award Ceremony -- highlighted by the annual Outstanding Senior Award
The Professional Observership Opportunity -- the culminating award of our annual award ceremony, awarded to one student who embodies the mission of Stockton Theatre’s New Works Development focus. A chance to observe and learn from an experienced Performing Arts professional.
Theatre Program FAQ
What are the different types of undergraduate degrees?
Stockton offers a B.A. in Studies in the Arts with a concentration in Theatre Performance, Theatre Administration, Design and Production. Stockton also offers a B.A. in Literature with a concentration in Theatre.
Does Stockton offer their degree online?
Many general studies requirements can be completed online. The majority of theater courses are offered in person, though occasionally some are offered in an online format.
Does Stockton offer industry experience opportunities?
Yes. Each year Stockton students and faculty present their latest New Works development for industry professionals at a professional venue in New York City. Students are given the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and alumni.
What is your program focus?
Our program is focused on creating holistic performing artists, those who can do it all…
What is your performance focus?
We aim to broaden students’ perspectives about the totality of creating theatre. With a B.A. degree and liberal arts approach, we utilize a variety of contemporary and classical methods to connect and express authentically, and create their most captivating performances.
Are students allowed to direct?
Yes, students are encouraged to apply to direct productions annually through the Stockton Theatre Club.
Are study abroad internships or opportunities available?
Stockton supports their students endeavors to study abroad in a number of ways. Most prominently, the Theatre department in conjunction with the Hellenistic Studies department have done several workshops in Greece.
What kinds of guest artists come to the school?
Stockton invites a variety of guest artists to work with the students in a myriad of capacities including directing, acting workshops, management workshops, and more. For a more complete listing of our guest artist experiences, please see the Master Classes and Guest Artists section (please link to that section).
What happens to students when they graduate?
Stockton Theatre students have gone on to a variety of successful careers both in and out of the arts spanning Broadway to international touring to business and education. For more information about our illustrious alumni, please see the Stockton Alumni section (link to Stockton Alumni).
What is the transfer credit policy from community colleges and B.F.A. programs?
Stockton University is one of the most welcoming public universities for transfer students. We respect the time, money, and effort that prospective students have put into their previous collegiate and high school studies -- we accept a wide variety of credits including:
- AP scores
- Community College Credits
- CLEP Exams for General Studies Courses
- Conservatory Class Credits
- Internship Experience (on a case by case basis)
What off-campus opportunities does Stockton provide for its students?
Stockton University is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution, providing students with the opportunity to engage with local performance venues, such as nearby casinos, amusement parks, tourist destinations, and other cultural institutions that surround Stockton University. Students have had the opportunity to perform at The Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, become members of Theatre companies at Dante Hall, work at the Music Pier on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, and obtain many professional opportunities in Philadelphia and New York City.