Communicating Arts - Theatre - Major or Minor | UW-Superior

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Communicating Arts Department

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Communicating Arts - Theatre - Major or Minor

Our active and respected Theatre program offers hands-on opportunities in performing, producing and directing along with technical work in set construction, sound and lighting. Theatre is offered through the university's Communicating Arts Department. Students majoring in Theatre can earn a bachelor's degree.

University Theatre generally presents three main stage productions a year. Students also produce and act in one-act plays each year as part of their coursework.

University Theatre is located in Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center, which includes two theaters, a scene workshop, costume shop, box office and classrooms. Because of UW-Superior's size, students have more opportunities to perform, direct, build and produce than at larger schools. Students also are able to get involved in productions as soon as they arrive on campus, giving them more time to gain experience and confidence.

Degrees and Majors

Major: Theatre

  • A liberal arts degree with coursework in acting, directing, technical design, and technical production.

Minor: Theatre

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  • Students can gain hands-on experience in performing, producing and directing as well as in technical work such as set construction, sound design and lighting.
  • The size of our program allows students to get involved early in their academic careers -- they do not have to wait until their junior or senior year for their first role or production job.
  • Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center is home to the Theatre program and contains two theatres, a scenic workshop, costume shop and classrooms.
  • A variety of productions are performed each year in the Manion Theatre and the Experimental Theatre.
  • Student-directed productions are performed in the Experimental Theatre.
  • Small classes allow students to benefit from personal attention from professors.
  • The Theatre program provides a balance between theory and practice.
  • Students can obtain credit for doing any theatre job, such as costumes design, set construction, acting and working in the box office.
  • The Theatre program helps students find summer jobs and permanent jobs by taking students to statewide auditions that are open to everyone in all aspects of theatre.
  • The Superior-Duluth metro area provides many opportunities for off-campus theatre and film experiences.

What can you do with a degree in Theatre from UW-Superior?

Graduates of the UW-Superior Theatre program include professional actors, directors, fight directors, technicians and technical designers. Other graduates operate and direct community theater programs, teach, and manage performance centers.

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