Bachelor of Arts inTheatre

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.

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Theatre Curriculum Overview

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.


Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Student Outcomes

95%95% of CSP grads receive job offers within one year of graduation. (*First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul)
$57,736Highest average salary among MN private school grads (bachelor's) four years after graduation(*salary data source:
44%CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average. (*Graduate earning data source:

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Meet Your Professors

Mr. Mark Rosenwinkel Department of Theatre and Dance Chairperson, Professor of Theatre and Dance

Mark Rosenwinkel's professional acting career spans nearly three decades, and includes work with most of the major Twin Cities theatres.

Jan Puffer Term Faculty in Theatre and Dance

Jan Puffer is a teacher, choreographer, and actress, recently cited by the 2008 City Pages as Best of the Twin Cities.

Career Potential

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.

  • 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
Student Success Stories Resa Schier ’14 - Theatre

"In the theatre and music departments, the faculty is all about preparing you for the future and seeing the reality in your profession."

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