马会论坛

18
Credit-Hour Minor
2-3
Productions Each Year

Degree

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Drama at 马会论坛’s

Theatre, in its distinctive artistic form, reveals and imparts the complexities of the human condition.

The Department of Drama at 马会论坛鈥檚 University provides for the artistic foundation of the University and promotes aesthetic awareness in the community. Much of the focus of the Minor in Drama is not only on the educational and professional development of its students but also on advocating an appreciation of theater in the cultural life of the University. 

Through the medium of theater, we expose it as a collaborative and communal art that reveals any facet of the human condition at a given time. Its transformative nature ultimately results in a work that engages the theatre artist with an audience. We foster a student鈥檚 inherent creativity and nurture it into that theatrical expression. Students actively partake in the interactive dynamic between apprentice and professional through scholarship, training and performance.

Program of Study

The Drama minor easily fits into many degree plans. Many majors allow enough hours for a Drama minor that not only complements but also enhances the discipline. The Department provides course offerings for the Drama Minor, the Fine Arts requirement of the 马会论坛鈥檚 Core Curriculum, as well as for electives in students鈥 degree plans.

Our academic offerings encompass a foundational approach to theatre that invites students to explore more specialized topics and applications. The emphasis is on practice, production, and performance. Each of these areas allows for the pursuit of historical and contemporary trends while perfecting student skills and knowledge.

Students are exposed to methodology that theatre can bring to the educational process through our course work, theatre production, community outreach, and professional development.

  • Degree Plan

    马会论坛’s offers an 18-credit-hour Minor in Drama:

    Any Drama (DM) course will suffice when pursuing the Drama Minor as long as one completes the 18 hours (6 courses). With the exception of DM 3331 Directing and DM 4371 Playwriting, these courses also serve the Core Fine Arts requirement or can be taken as an elective.

  • Courses

    Highlighted courses include: 

    • Acting 
    • Voice and Diction 
    • Costume Construction 
    • Scenic Construction
    • Production Technology
    • Theatrical Rehearsal and Performance


What can I do with a Minor in Drama?

Career Opportunities

Drama graduates have continued to apply their expertise in not only theatrical production and performance but also in related fields in education, communications, media and film.

Many have found their theatre background was an added asset when employed with:

  • Theatre companies
  • School districts
  • Corporations
  • Government agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Film studios

Internship Opportunities

Our Drama minors have gained production experience through paid internships and employment with companies such as:

  • The Magik Children鈥檚 Theatre
  • The Sheldon Vexler Theatre
  • Children鈥檚 Ballet of San Antonio
  • The Public Theatre of San Antonio
  • SeaWorld of San Antonio
  • San Antonio Parks and Recreation’s Sunken Garden Theatre
  • London theaters when participating in the London Study Abroad program


Outside the Classroom

Study Abroad Opportunities

Studying abroad is a worthwhile pursuit in theatre education. Our London Study Abroad Program especially heightens this quest through its short-term course to explore all things theatrical in this vibrant, multicultural city. The time frame can be from two weeks to a one-month stay.

We have attended performances, workshops and tours in the West End, Shakespeare鈥檚 Globe Theatre, the National Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, the Royal Opera House as well as the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Design Museum and more.

Alpha Psi Omega

The Tau Zeta Cast of Alpha Psi Omega is the local chapter within this national theatre honor society. Its purpose is to stimulate interest and participation in our theatre activities while maintaining scholastic standards. It also serves as an advocate for how theatre can enrich lives and promote human understanding.


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StMU Theatre

Students of all majors are welcome to participate in our StMU Theatre Company through open auditions, course enrollment and departmental employment. Students become part of a rich theatrical tradition that dates back to 1895. We mount a variety of theatre productions that allow students to discover and hone their abilities as performers, directors, designers and technicians.


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