Lisa Lantz (department head)
Art and performance training expands the capabilities of the human body and imagination, developing capacities for persistence, invention, and communication. Theatre majors learn self-confidence and refine their ability to conceive and enact new ideas, practices and solutions through the performative body. Collaborative performances and studio environments stimulate active learning, and promote body and mind development toward reflecting what it means to be human. This approach equips students with skills for dealing with a complex world. Theatre majors pursue graduate and professional studies, certification, and employment in: acting, design, directing, freelance performing, freelance designing, international arts education, theatre education for K12, movement for actors, performance, and performance art.
Required for a major: 33 hours including THE/DAN 100 (6 times), THE 105, 127, 300, 351, 352; one from THE 103 or 104; two 200 level courses; one 300 level course. Writing requirement completed with THE 352.
Theatre Synthesis: During the sophomore year a major will develop a written reflection outlining their previous work in the performing arts and develop possible pathways for future directions leading toward their senior project.
Theatre Management Concentration: To complete the theatre management concentration a student is required to complete a major in theatre and a minor in management, or a major in management and a minor in theatre.