Since its foundation in 1991 the Department of Theater Arts has aimed at preparing students in concepts, theory, and practices of Theater design, acting and Directing and Criticism. The first batch graduated in 1995. The department has three distinct undergraduate programs; Scenography, Acting and Directing and Criticism. Each program consists of theoretical and practical studies including studio, workshop and field work. Currently, the department doesn't offer graduate program but it offers elective courses for SQU students. In addition to the academic mission,the department takes the responsibility of spreading the theatrical knowledge among the Omani society by organizing and participating in the theatrical events.