Our major will provide you with the nuts and bolts needed to be successful in your future – be it on to graduate school, into the educational setting of teaching theatre, or out into the big world of theatre production! Courses will ground you in the areas of acting, directing and design – all tools you will need to make it after you leave our campus.
Theatre exists for all students of the college; those pursuing a major or minor in the discipline as well as those looking to satisfy fine arts requirements towards graduation. The curriculum is designed to provide students experiences both in and out of the classroom. Theatre courses will heighten the communication and performance skills of students of all disciplines as well as enhancing an understanding of theatrical production.
A major study of theatre provides training in the field to prepare students for a theatre-related career of graduate school. Majors are able to focus on a performance or technical emphasis or may also choose to combine the elements to create their own major. A minor in theatre is also available.
Students who would like to teach theatre after graduation are encouraged to prepare for the PRAXIS examination by taking select courses of the curriculum including Acting, Creative Dramatics, Theatre: An Overview, Play Directing and Theatre Practicum and consult with an advisor in the teacher education department.
The theatre department produces at least one major play each semester as well as summer projects. On and off stage participation in productions is open to all students and non-overload credit is available through Theatre Practicum.
We offer competitive talent scholarships to both majors and non-majors. Our theatre companies are made up of lots of folks like you who want to make theatre!
Our home is Marian Auditorium, a 600+ seat proscenium theatre complete with a counterweight fly system and computerized lighting operation capabilities.