Theater Is the Newest Major

NEW MAJOR AND MINOR PROGRAMS IN THEATER will enhance the College’s offerings in the creative arts. The curriculum will emphasize collaboration among students and faculty mentoring, coupled with College Theater productions that focus on student-centered learning and artistic growth, says Michael O’Neill, associate professor of English and director of theater.

Students will apply theater ideas and practice to analyzing visual, textual, and performance modes of expression and to understanding the world. “Performance and academic inquiry, theater practice, interdisciplinary methods, and the study of the world’s dramatic literature complement one another in a liberal arts education,” O’Neill says.

Next year’s seniors will be the first to graduate with majors and minors in theater. Currently, the English major offers a concentration and a minor in drama/theater. Students of all majors are encouraged to take elective courses in theater and become cast or crew members in College Theater productions.