The Theatre program provides opportunities for any student, including theatre minors and students majoring in other fields, to develop an appreciation for the aesthetics of theatre. Students construct the sets and costumes, create properties and hang lights, manage the box office and house, and perform in the productions. This combination of work, learning, and self-expression is a unique component of the liberal arts education. Through classroom experiences and performances, students develop responsibility for their own work and create collaborative art by working with an entire production team. Course offerings, play selection, and the production process are based in the liberal arts tradition of the College. Students from all disciplines contribute to each play that is produced at St. Scholastica. Students also learn from guest directors and artists, giving them a broad exposure to varying perspectives. Everyone is welcome to participate in the CSS Theatre; onstage, backstage, work study, or in the classroom, we’ll help you find your place in the theatre.
Upon completion of the Theatre Minor, the graduate will be able to:
- Students will develop a general understanding and appreciation of the major periods of theatre history and the major pieces of dramatic literature.
- Theatre students will develop a sense of responsibility for their own performance as well as for the entire production.
- Theatre students will develop skills for use in performance and technical theatre that will allow the student to work in theatre beyond the collegiate environment.
- Students will understand how to effectively communicate a play to an audience through both performance and technical elements.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the Theatre Minor.
Minor Credits: 20
Minor Residency Credits: four CSS productions
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Minimum Grade: C
Program Required Courses
|All Theatre minors must work on at least four theatre productions.|
|ENG 3330||Theatre: Greek - Elizabethan 3||4|
|or ENG 3331||Theatre: Restoration - 20th Century|
|THE 1150||Introduction to Theatre||4|
|THE 2100||Theatre Practicum 1||4|
|With an advisor choose from the following (at least 4 credits must be upper division). 2||8|
|London Arts and Culture|
|Shakespeare and Social Justice|
|Theatre Practicum 1|
|Acting for the Stage|
|Introduction to Stagecraft|
|Practicum: Performance 1|
|Theatre: Restoration - Twentieth Century 3|
|London Arts and Culture|
Course is repeatable for credit.
Cannot use the same course for the core and the elective requirements.
ENG 3330 and ENG 3331 can be taken as electives if the are not taken for the core.