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The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon serves a variety of students with a wide range of needs and interests. The faculty of this department are committed to a liberal arts approach to theatre education and to maintaining the highest standards both in academic pursuits and in performance. We deeply believe in the value of theatre as a form of cultural formation and communication as well as a pathway for personal growth.

The Power of Creativity

The innovative teaching of Theatre Arts instructors are currently featured in Around the O. The article highlights creativity’s power to embolden you to think and act on your feet. The nature of theatre thrives on overcoming obstacles and having a knack for improv when things don’t quite go to plan.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Right now, I am literally taping my phone to a wall, hitting record and hoping I don’t drop it,” she said. “But one of the good things that’s coming out of this is I’m creating a framework through these demo videos, and if I do end up


Fall 2020 TA Courses

Registration for Fall 2020 opens June 2nd! 

Check back here as we’ll be adding expanded information & descriptions about our course offerings.



Remote= courses are taught remotely online, attendance required at specific times

Online= courses are taught online, attendance not required at specific times

Hybrid= courses can be a mixture of online/remote or remote/in-person

(not including regularly scheduled credits for production, practicum, performance, independent study and readings)

Fall 2020

TA 210- Intro to Design (open to TA majors &


TA Commencement Ceremony 2020

The 2020 TA commencement ceremony is scheduled to take place virtually as a live Zoom event on Saturday, June 20th from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Information about the ceremony:

Pre-ceremony: The ceremony will be simultaneously streamed live on YouTube. We will email you both the Zoom and YouTube link information a few days prior to the ceremony and again on the morning of June 20th. We’ll also have the link information posted here.  We ask that you direct your friends and family to the YouTube live stream for viewing. The ceremony will remain on accessible on YouTube, if your friends and family were