The program prepares you to do so many different theatrical jobs. From acting to directing, lighting to set design, you will experience every aspect of theatre through your coursework and collegiate productions.
We're proud of the fact our graduates can say, "I know how to do that," and they prove it on the job every day. Thomas More graduates currently work as actors, directors, stage managers, sound and light technicians, technical directors, executive directors of theatres, and as art administrators.
Required courses for a degree in Theatre include:
- Introduction to Theatre
- Theatre Production
- History of Theatre
- Scene Design
- Dramatic Literature
Combine With Other Majors
It's easy to add another major to your Theatre degree. Communications is a perfect complement. We offer a Theatre/Education degree that certifies graduates to teach Theatre.
Do you have another interest? Consider combining degrees with such subjects as Business, History, English, or just about anything else that Thomas More offers. It only opens up more opportunities for using your Theatre degree.
Proceed With Confidence
The professional theatre community already knows that a Thomas More Theatre graduate can take on almost any theatrical job. Our broad-based program ensures that our actors can do technical work and our technical people can act.
Why is this important? This knowledge and experience in all aspects of theatre only strengthens a Theatre student after graduation, when they begin to specialize, by understanding what everyone else's job in theatre entails. Of course, this opens up opportunities for you well beyond those of a conservatory-trained student at a larger institution. Your future in the theatre looks brighter from the day you graduate.
For more information, contact:
Alana Ghent, M.F.A.
Department of Theatre
Thomas More College