Bachelor of Arts inTheatre

Program Overview

Majoring in Theatre involves the study of theatrical works and their production. How can breathing and rhythm influence acting performances? How are the methods of creative dramatics applied in church settings? How are musical theatre performances choreographed? You’ll explore theatre history, playwriting, acting, and directing, as well as lighting, scenery and costume design, as you take 44 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.

A theatre major at Concordia St. Paul offers real learning beyond the classroom, with opportunities for involvement in major theatre productions, workshop dramas and various experimental undertakings during the academic year. Because we design our theatre arts program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career as an actor, director, theatre manager, technical director, stage manager, set designer, scene shop supervisor, playwright, multimedia artist and animator, lighting designer, dancer, costume designer, choreographer or other performance professional.

Concordia St. Paul’s Theatre major provides students with a challenging variety of theatrical experiences that enrich their artistic, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual lives. Students will experience a rich blend of traditional classroom, hands-on laboratory, and performance opportunities that help prepare students for entry into professional careers in theatre, graduate study, or to support and strengthen their abilities and expertise in other fields such as education, business, or ministry.

Required Courses

View Theatre required courses on our academic catalog website.

Career Potential

  • Actor/Actress
  • Art Director
  • Choreographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Dancer Director
  • Lighting Designer
  • Multimedia Artist and Animator
  • Playwright
  • Scene Shop Supervisor
  • Set Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Theatre Manager