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  • St Olaf College Required Theater Major Courses

    TH 130 Introduction to Acting TH 140 Introduction to Design for Performance TH 180 Text and Performance TH 232 Stage Direction

    TH 240 Scenery and Costume Design and Production OR TH 250 Lighting and Sound Design and Production

    TH 270 History of Theater to 1700 TH 271 History of Theater Since 1700

    Two additional level 3 courses from: TH 338 Intermediate Stage Direction TH 352 Advance Design for Performance TH 379 Topics in Theater TH 380 Who owns the Arts Th 394 Internship Th 398 Independent Study

    A total of four practicums: TH 233 Theater Practicum (acting, directing, dramaturgy) one quarter credit TH 253 Theater Practicum (design and technical) two quarter credits One additional 1/4 credit of EITHER TH 233 OR TH 253

    The Facts! Anyone can be involved in theater-not just majors.

    Theater rehearsal time doesnʼt conflict with any major musical organizations. Rehearsals generally are five nights a week for four to six weeks before a show opens.

    Be Involved! Audition for an acting role. Production work is available in scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound or publicity. Students that work on productions can earn a .25 course credit. Student work is also available in the Theater department.

    We have five productions a year. One is usually a student directed production. We also have a One Act Play Festival where upper level students direct.

    20 Student Design Positions are available every year in all production areas, as well as some assistant positions.

    DeepEnd is a student run theater organization that performs and sponsors several student productions throughout the year.

    Alpha Psi Omega (Zeta Mu chapter) of The National Theater Honor Society focuses on service projects on campus and in the community.

    Opportunities in the Theater Department: Internships or independent study. Opportunities to work with theater professionals including actors, directors, designers & playwrights. Study abroad with the interim course - Theater in London.


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  • Merit Based Theater Scholarships are awarded to incoming students. More info at

    Faculty have expertise in all areas of theater Faculty & staff work at professional theaters throughout the year.

    Other Connections with Professional Theater Artists, designers and directors from regional professional theaters visit campus giving workshops and working with classes.

    Students and student groups attend professional theater productions during the year. St. Olaf College is located less than one hour from Minneapolis & St. Paul. Only New York has more theater seats per capita than the Twin Cities.

    Graduates have interned with Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Opera, Penumbra Theater, Orchestra Hall, Cricket Theater, Conflict and Change Center at the Humphrey Center, Stepping Stone Theater, Disney World, MN Playwrightsʼ Center, Great American History Theater, Ordway Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Jungle Theater, Theater in the Round, Mixed Blood Theater, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Center Stage in Baltimore.

    For More Information Contact Brian Bjorklund - Professor of Theater - Dept. Chair -

    Jeanne Tangren Hatle - Theater Coordinator - Academic Administrative Assistant -

    Check us out on the Web!

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    Kelsey!Theater November!10&13!&!18&20,!2016

    Sister%Act Music!by!Alan!Menken Lyrics!by!Glen!Slater

    Book!by!Cheri!Steinkellner! &!Bill!Steinkellner Kelsey!Theater


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    by!Samuel!Beckett Haugen!Theater March!9&12,!2017

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