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Major and Minor
Become immersed in the environment of a professional theatre program, whether it's on stage, back stage or anywhere in between. Finding new ways to express yourself, or the ideas of others, will allow you to develop skills that are valued well after the last curtain call.
Departmental courses, productions and projects provide students with cultural and artistic experiences to develop their abilities to observe, reflect, think critically and communicate.
Be introduced to the fundamentals of writing for performance by engaging in writing exercises to help you understand the development of character, image, and action for the stage, all while activating your imagination and develop your own voice. You will develop a one-act play for your final project.
Scholarships are awarded to students who show potential in the performance, technical, or both aspects of theatre production. And you don't have to be a theatre major to receive one. Find out how to apply and when auditions are scheduled.
The answer is just about anything! You'll have a solid foundation, regardless if you choose a career on or off stage, because Simpson theatre trains engaged leaders. You will be encouraged to take risks and discover you can do things you never thought you could.
Theatre helps you express yourself and influences the way you think and feel about your own life, forcing you to examine your values and behavior.
All of these skills are transferrable to any career you may choose.
By obtaining a major in Theatre Arts and a minor in Secondary Education, you will have a Speech Communication/Theatre endorsement to teach students in grades 5-12.
The list of ways to engage within the theatre and across campus is long. Take a look at the Department of Theatre Arts and discover how to make your mark.
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