Explore areas based on your interests

Why Our Program?

  • You can specialize in or explore areas based on your interests in design or the technical aspects of theater.
  • You have the opportunity to design department productions and work collaboratively with faculty directors and designers as well as the professional staff of Syracuse Stage.
  • You can take advantage of global study opportunities in New York City; London, England; and Florence, Italy.
  • You will meet numerous nationally and internationally renowned visiting and resident professional artists and designers, some of whom are drama alumni.
  • When you graduate, you will belong to a global network of enthusiastic alumni, many of whom mentor students in achieving success at VPA and beyond.


Syracuse Stage/Drama Theater Complex

The Syracuse Stage/Drama Theater Complex, also known as the Regent Theater Complex, houses the Department of Drama and Syracuse Stage. It contains three theaters and a cabaret space as well as dance studios, performance/rehearsal studios, lecture rooms, seminar rooms, musical practice rooms, locker rooms, and showers. Facilities for the department also include adjacent buildings with classrooms and offices and the recently renovated Theater Design Center, which includes three design studios, crafts rooms, a LightBox, CAD lab, and a design library.

Learn more about the department's facilities