Theatre Minor (M)

The Theatre program is committed in accordance with the Concordia mission to develop future Theatre artists “…in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world”, by taking a holistic approach to the Theatre Arts and exploring how it relates to service to the Church and the world. A degree in Theatre does so by strengthening one’s faith, convictions, and action by developing necessary critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal relationship skills needed for service in the church, the world, and professional vocations. Theatre courses fulfill this by building a community of artists and creative thinkers who are working at increasing their communication and performance skills, as well as teambuilding and problem solving that can be applied to their personal and professional lives. Students entering the fields of teaching, ministry, education, business, and even the medical sciences will find the skills developed in theatre courses and theatre productions will enhance their speaking abilities and increase their effectiveness in communicating the written word to an audience. The critical analysis that is involved in all the Theatre courses is exceptional in enhancing one’s ability to self-express and examine the thoughts/behaviors of others as they relate to themselves and others. Every profession today involves communication on its multiple levels and the need for understanding peers, superiors, and constituencies. Theatre is both a highly creative and practical means of preparing students for the communication involved across vocations. The Concordia University Wisconsin Theatre Program is committed to doing so in a Christ-centered environment, dedicated to service to community and preparation for a future in the performing arts.


Required Courses
THTR 101Theatre Practicum1
THTR 120Orientation to Theatre3
THTR 231Stagecraft I: Intro Stagecraft3
THTR 261Acting I: Introduction to Acting3
THTR 35020th Century American Drama3
THTR 481Theatre Internship3
THTR 490Senior Capstone in Theatre3
Minor Electives
Select one of the following:3
Cultural Experience Through Directed Travel Study
Basic Dance
Voice & Speech for the Actor
Acting for the Camera
Producing Children's Theatre
Musical Theatre and Dancing
Theatre Management and Stage Management
Stage Design I
Acting II: Intermediate Acting
Select one of the following:3
Choreography for the Stage
Drama Ministry
Theatre in Education
Stage Directing
Stage Design I
Stage Movement & Combat
Special Topics in Theatre
Acting III: Advanced Acting
Total Hours25