Accredited Institutional Member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (accreditation renewal approved spring 2013).
The Theatre Arts Department serves Boise State University, the College of Arts and Sciences, the city of Boise, and the state of Idaho as an urban institution for learning the craft of and practicing theatre arts while helping foster rigorous intellectual investigation and an active arts community.
As a Department we: provide theoretical and practical courses and experiences that focus on a wide variety of theatrical disciplines within a liberal arts environment; provide seasons of plays that challenge and educate our students throughout the University and offer cultural enrichment to the community at large; prepare Theatre Arts majors to work in the performing arts industry, to study theatre at the graduate level, and to achieve state certification to teach drama; support faculty research and professional creative activity on regional, national, and international levels; and support the growth and operations of local theatre for the mutual benefit of the Department, the profession, and the community.
“At Boise State University, we were constantly told, ‘Better yourself, better the community, and in a loftier way, benefit the world. Think about what theater is: It recreates the human condition by telling the truth.” — Christian Casper, Assistant Professor of Theater at Johnson C. Smith University and Boise State Theatre Arts Alum.