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Theatre Arts Program (Major, minor)

Department overviewMusic (M., m.)Theatre arts (M., m.)

What is the Theatre Arts Program?

The Theatre Arts Program is based on the premise that learning and practicing the discipline of theatre makes us effective communicators, courageous performers and compassionate leaders. The program integrates theatrical training with the study of dramatic literature and theater history as a means of developing intellectual, physical and spiritual adventurousness, openness of mind and increased understanding of the range of human experience. It is designed to incorporate the best of Saint Martin’s liberal arts tradition with hands-on, professional-quality theatrical experience.

Why study theatre arts at Saint Martin's?

Saint Martin’s small size enables Theatre Arts faculty to involve students in hands-on experience with all aspects of theatre, including:

  • Acting
  • Playwriting
  • Directing
  • Stage management
  • Set design
  • Lighting Design
  • Costume Design
  • Props Design

Students wishing to specialize in a particular area receive intensive training with professional mentors.

Additional Benefits

The opportunity to experience a hands-on approach to virtually all aspects of theatrical production enables students to truly understand the world of theatre and gain valuable skills they will able to re-purpose in other professional fields they may choose to pursue.

For a complete list of program goals, objectives, and outcomes, please visit our undergraduate Theatre Arts outcomes website.

What can I do with this major?

Many of our graduates continue to do theatre, either professionally or as an avocation, but many find success in other fields besides the arts, including:

  • Education
  • Social Services
  • Law
  • Business

Though it is notoriously difficult to make a living in the performing arts, the skills you develop in our theatre program - communication, aesthetic judgment, emotional understanding, organization ability - will serve you well, whatever your chosen field.

For a complete list of professional applications, visit For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.

What is required?


  • 36 semester hours, at least 21 of which are upper division
  • All students majoring in theatre arts are expected to work on each production each semester


  • 21 semester hours

Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a complete breakdown of theatre arts courses and requirements.

Note: All Saint Martin's students must complete the University's general education requirements.

Research/internship opportunities

Students often intern with a number of the area’s professional companies, including Harlequin Productions, Theatre Artists Olympia and Taproot Theatre.

Related fields of study

English (M., m.) | Communication studies (M., m.) | Education | Music (M., m.) | Interdisciplinary studies (M.) | Business | Psychology (M., m.) | Social work (M.) | Community services (M.) | Sociology and cultural anthropology (M., m.)

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