academics

Theatre

Why major in theatre at Augustana College?

  • We are a company of artists dedicated to exploring, expanding and promoting theatre for a lifetime of participation and appreciation.
  • If you want opportunities… you get them here! Nearly anything theatrical that you want to learn or do — at Augustana Theatre, you can!
  • You’re not limited to one major. Augustana theatre majors also major in biology, education, psychology, English, math and any combination imaginable!

What Augustana Theatre offers:

Multiple productions each year, including:

  • Four productions each year (including one musical)
  • New play development festivals
  • Viking Varieties
  • Opera
  • Improvisation performances
  • Professional guest artist performances
  • Student-run productions

Coursework in:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Script analysis
  • Theatre history
  • Dramatic literature
  • Scenic design
  • Lighting
  • Costuming
  • Stage management
  • Musical theatre
  • Stage combat
  • Arts administration
  • Improvisation
  • Theatre for young audiences
    • Trips to see professional theatre in Chicago, Minneapolis and New York City
    • Collaborations with the Augustana music program
    • Connections to professional theaters in the area
    • Study abroad experiences in Russia

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