Why Theatre Arts?
- 1 Communication skills are a big part of the Theatre Arts major and also happen to be the number one attribute employers look for in an employee. At SJC, you can jump right in to the hands-on, production oriented Theatre Arts program and begin to shape your communication skills from day one.
- 2 According to the Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, an organization that provides quality education products and services, "Theatre is the only art form that involves all other art forms; music, painting, design, sculpting,1 creative writing, and dance."
- 3 Studying Theatre Arts will help you become a better speaker and listener, not to mention help you to develop the skills that only a liberal arts student can have while preparing you for virtually any career you should choose.
Careers in Theater Arts
- Stage Technician
Alumni Graduate Schools
- DePaul University
- Purdue University
- New York University
- Mary Baldwin College
- Illinois University
Why Study Theatre Arts at Saint Joseph's College?
At SJC, we tailor each major to meet our students’ needs. Thus, our Theatre Arts program offers a comprehensive course of study in rhetoric, communication theory, and theatre. From the introductory courses to the capstone Senior Seminar course, the Theatre Arts program prepares students for the future.
Theatre Arts is a hands-on, production-oriented major. In order to ensure that our students are prepared for careers in theatre after graduation, we provide Theatre Arts students with on-campus opportunities. Our acting troupe, the Columbian Players, is SJC’s oldest club on campus. The Columbian Players produce two full-length plays and a musical each year. Many students also participate in the SJC Improv Club, which organizes two main stage productions annually as well as makes other appearances throughout the year. Performance Scholarships of $2,000 are available in Theatre. Although we offer a Theatre Arts major, students from all disciplines are welcome to participate in theatre productions, and we encourage students to minor or double major in Theatre Arts.
Dedication to Excellence
The opportunity to develop and hone specific talents is combined with SJC’s nationally recognized, interdisciplinary Core Program to offer the budding artist access to a precious commodity - a world of ideas to draw from in the development as an artist.
Faculty and Class Size
Every Theatre Arts professor holds a master's degree in their field of expertise, in addition to having extensive experience from states all over the country. Class sizes range between 10 and 25 students.