Theatre program

The Theatre program at The College of St. Scholastica provides opportunities for theatre studies majors, theatre minors, self-designed theatre majors, and students majoring in other fields to develop a sense of aesthetics through exposure to theatre as a performing art. Students who perform develop responsibility for their own work. This collaborative art form also requires students to be responsible to the entire production team. The curriculum of the Theatre program stresses an understanding of theatre history and dramatic literature and improves skills in performance and technical theatre. This combination of learning, work, and artistic expression is a unique part of the liberal arts. The College of St. Scholastica Theatre program is distinguished from professional preparation programs in that the production selection is firmly grounded in academic, not populist, plays and the program emphasis is on student learning and participation.

Theatre program coordinator: Merry Renn Vaughan, Ph.D.

Theatre minor

Requires 20 credits in CTA 2100 (4 cr.), 3330, 3331, and

  1. Performance emphasis: CTA 2150 and one of the following: CTA 2250, 4150, 4250, 4999.
  2. Technical Theatre emphasis: CTA 2100 - Technical (2 cr.), 2250, and one of the following: CTA 2150, 4150, 4250, 4999.

All Theatre minors are required to work on a minimum of four productions with at least one technical theatre practicum. The technical theatre practicum can be taken for zero credits if option one is chosen.

Theatre minor outcomes

  1. Students will develop a general understanding and appreciation of the major periods of theatre history and the major pieces of dramatic literature.
  2. Theatre students will develop a sense of responsibility for their own performance as well as for the entire production.
  3. 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. The students will understand how to effectively communicate a play to an audience through both performance and technical elements.