Theatre Minor

Designed to educate students wishing to pursue a career in film, television or professional theatre, a minor gives students both both education and experience in the elements of theatre and production, affording them the opportunity to use appropriate techniques in a variety of contexts. Theatre training teaches collaboration, problem-solving, critical thinking, self-discipline, leadership and the ability to apply one’s knowledge in practical situations. Theatre minors are mentored by faculty in their professional development and will connect with an inner circle of theatre artists whose goals are to support and spark each other’s creativity and development in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ and to positively impact the world.

The theatre minor requires a minimum of 24 credits (8 classes) and participation in a minimum of one Concordia University theatre production annually.

Scholarship

What could be better than getting scholarship money for being involved in something you love? Students can audition for a $2,000 scholarship renewed annually. This scholarship is not just for those on stage, but is also available to stage managers, set designers, or technical experts. It takes a team to run the show! Complete details on the theatre scholarship and audition process can be found here.

Work Study Program

Looking for an on-campus job? Join the team that makes Concordia’s productions come alive! A work study position in the theatre department means working on the behind-the-scenes of each performance and assisting Concordia’s director of theatre and director of the Kreft Center for the Arts on necessary tasks that make the fine arts events at Concordia possible. This work study position is creatively fulfilling, giving students the opportunity to be a part of producing events that positively impact both campus and the community.

Musical Theatre Day

Help prepare the future of theatre! Held on the last Saturday of each January, Musical Theatre Day affords junior and high school students of all levels of experience the chance to participate in acting, vocal music, and dance workshops right here on campus. Under faculty instruction and work with an accompanist, students go through a variety of exercises before rehearsing a musical theatre number (dance and vocal music) and an ensemble acting scene for an evening showcase at 7:00 p.m. that is open to parents and friends. For further details or questions, please contact Gerard Dzuiblinski at gerard.dzuiblinski@cuaa.edu.