Theatre Program Offerings 

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Theatre Concentration

Marist College offers a major in English with a Concentration in Theatre. Students take a combination of Acting I, Acting II, Voice & Movement, Playwriting, Stagecraft, Theatre Management, Global Drama and Shakespeare. Students are encouraged to intern during their junior or senior year at a professional theatre company or in a related career field. Marist has established relationships with a number of professional New York City theatres, as well as opportunities in Boston, Martha's Vineyard, the Berkshires and beyond. The goal of the major is two-fold: to train students in the practical aspects of theatre for those wishing to pursue a professional career in the arts, while also developing valuable skills that can be applied to a host of career paths. Our graduates pursue careers in law, marketing, advertising, business, education, television and journalism, to name a few. Upon graduation, it is our goal for a student to be an advanced writer, strong reader, articulate speaker and clear thinker--skills that can be applied to most any career path. 

Courses

  • ENG 150 Introduction to Theatre
  • ENG 227 Acting I
  • ENG 241 Acting II
  • ENG 292 Stagecraft
  • ENG 292 ST: Musical Theatre History
  • ENG 310 Playwriting
  • ENG 320 English Drama I
  • ENG 340 Global Drama
  • ENG 341 American Drama II
  • ENG 349 Voice & Movement
  • ENG 350 Directing
  • ENG 355 Theatre History
  • ENG 363 Modern Drama
  • ENG 435 Theatre in the Round
  • Eng 451 Theatre Management
  • Theatre Internships Courses

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Theatre Minor

The Theatre Program offers a popular minor in Theatre. Many students find the minor an attractive way to receive specialized training in theatre without the increased requirements of the Theatre concentration. Students who minor in theatre come from a variety of majors on campus, including Business Administration, Communication, Media Studies & Production and Psychology, to name a few. Recent alumni have pursued careers in Public Relations, Law, Counseling, Publishing, Human Resources, Marketing and Advertising, Business, Broadcast Journalism, Sports Reporting, Theatre Management and Film Production.

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Marist College Club on Theatre Arts


 

MCCTA is Marist's all-student-run theatre organization.Sponsored by Student Government Association, MCCTA is Marist's oldest student club and also one of its largest. Governed by an executive board of twelve students and one faculty advisor, the E-Board oversees all operations, including season selection, filling production positions and club budget. MCCTA annually produces an array of events, including a musical, a drama or comedy, an original play festival and a children’s theatre production. Participation is open to all Marist students.

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Fine Arts and Public Presentation Courses

The English Department & Theatre Program offer ENG 150 Introduction to Theatre & ENG 227 Acting I as Core Fine Arts and Public Presentation options for all Marist students.

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Theatre Internships

On and off-campus internships for credit are available in theatre. On-campus academic-year internships include theatre administration (publicity, management, producing) and technical theatre /design. Previous off-campus internship placements include the producing organizations of such Broadway shows as Hairspray, The Producers, Wicked and Fiddler on the Roof. Students may choose from technical, administrative or acting internships.

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