The LSU Theatre program attempts to serve its students in a number of ways, providing rigorous training in performance practices, the history and literature of the stage, and in the development of the critical, conceptual, and argumentative skills basic to a liberal arts education.
LSU Theatre has a long and rich tradition extending back to 1928. The undergraduate program offers a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in arts administration; design/technology; film & television; performance; physical theatre; theatre studies. The graduate program offers the Master of Fine Arts with specializations in acting; costume technology and design; scenic technology and design; properties technology and the Doctor of Philosophy in theatre history, dramatic literature, and dramatic theory and criticism.
In 1992, Swine Palace was founded in association with LSU Theatre as a non-profit professional theatre company supporting the educational mission of the School of Theatre. Today, the School remains one of a handful of programs in the country with an affiliate Equity theatre providing our students the opportunity to work alongside leading professionals and giving our patrons access to some of the brightest talent in the country.