About Us

Who We Are and What We Do

The Department of Theatre & Film at the University of Mississippi offers great artistic and academic opportunities. Our students receive individualized attention from a faculty with extensive professional experience and we create performance, design and stage management opportunities for all of our students, including freshmen. We offer a wide selection of courses in areas including musical theatre; acting; costume, lighting, scenic, and sound design; cinema production and cinema acting; dance; history; and business.

The department offers four undergraduate degreesA BFA with Emphasis in Acting for Stage & Screen, Design & Theatre Production, Film Production and a BA in Theatre Arts. We offer a minor in Theatre Arts and training in dance, cinema production, and cinema acting, and we support the college's interdisciplinary cinema minor.


We have 20 full-time faculty members, allowing for a 1:6 faculty-to-student ratio that creates a supportive and artistic and academic environment. The department typically enrolls 120-150 majors.

Theatre & Film at the University of Mississippi produces a full season of main-stage shows every season. All students are welcome to audition and BAs and freshmen are frequently cast. Students are encouraged to participate in Ghostlight Repertory Theatre and Ole Miss Student Dance, which are student-produced, student-directed & choreographed, and student-performed.