Theatre Arts Program (Major, minor)
Department overview • Music (M., m.)
• Theatre arts (M., m.)
What is the Theatre Arts Program?
The Theatre Arts Program is based on the premise that learning and practicing
the discipline of theatre makes us effective communicators, courageous
performers and compassionate leaders. The program integrates theatrical training
with the study of dramatic literature and theater history as a means of
developing intellectual, physical and spiritual adventurousness, openness of
mind and increased understanding of the range of human experience. It is
designed to incorporate the best of Saint Martin’s liberal arts tradition with
hands-on, professional-quality theatrical experience.
Why study theatre arts at Saint Martin's?
Saint Martin’s small size enables Theatre Arts faculty to involve students in
hands-on experience with all aspects of theatre, including:
- Stage management
- Set design
- Lighting Design
- Costume Design
- Props Design
Students wishing to specialize in a particular area receive intensive
training with professional mentors.
The opportunity to experience a hands-on approach to virtually all aspects of
theatrical production enables students to truly understand the world of theatre
and gain valuable skills they will able to re-purpose in other professional
fields they may choose to pursue.
For a complete list of program goals, objectives, and outcomes, please
visit our undergraduate Theatre Arts outcomes website.
What can I do with this major?
Many of our graduates continue to do theatre, either professionally or as an
avocation, but many find success in other fields besides the arts, including:
- Social Services
Though it is notoriously difficult to make a living in the performing arts,
the skills you develop in our theatre program - communication, aesthetic
judgment, emotional understanding, organization ability - will serve you well,
whatever your chosen field.
For a complete list of professional applications, visit
whatcanidowiththismajor.com. For additional information about how Saint Martin’s
can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.
What is required?
- 36 semester hours, at least 21 of which are upper division
- All students majoring in theatre arts are expected to work on each production each semester
Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a
complete breakdown of theatre arts courses and requirements.
Note: All Saint Martin's students must complete the University's
general education requirements.
Students often intern with a number of the area’s professional companies,
including Harlequin Productions, Theatre Artists Olympia and Taproot Theatre.
Related fields of study
English (M., m.) |
Communication studies (M., m.) |
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Interdisciplinary studies (M.)
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Social work (M.) |
Community services (M.) |
Sociology and cultural anthropology (M., m.)