Theatre Arts

B.A. in Theatre Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts is an academic degree designed to help you place theatre within the wider context of humanistic studies. The 120-credit curriculum covers the broad-based study of theatre history and literature, acting, dance, design, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, management and technical production. Classes are small and faculty members provide a supportive environment for you to develop as an individual artist.

LIU Post theatre arts majors are active participants in the Post Theatre Company, which produces plays and musicals for the public and campus community. Students have access to a number of performance spaces to showcase their talents. Our beautiful suburban campus is only 50 minutes away from the theatre capital of the world – New York City. There are many opportunities to collaborate with professional playwrights, designers, directors and producers.

Admission Requirements

Students must have an interview or audition for admission to the B.A. in Theatre Arts program. Applicants will be notified of departmental admissions decisions by the early spring. Mid-year transfer students are contacted individually. All B.A. candidates must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in the major.

Submitting an Application for Admission
All applicants can apply for admission to LIU Post by using the Apply Now button found on this page. For more information on the application process, visit the Admissions home page.

  • Apply to LIU Post at
  • Call 516-299-2900 to schedule an audition slot. Total audition time is 3 minutes.
  • Prepare two short contrasting monologues from a play.
  • If you are pursuing a music concentration, prepare one short monologue and 16 bars of a song.
  • Submit a headshot and résumé at the time of audition

Auditions Information


Auditions for the season productions are open to all theatre majors and minors and are held in the Little Theatre on Mainstage unless otherwise posted. Check the callboard in the Theatre and Dance building for audition requirements and signup sheets.

POST Theatre Company

The company encourages students to explore the future of their art through opportunities to work with emerging directors and designers from New York and the international scene.