The Drama Department at St. Mary’s University provides for the artistic foundation of the University. We contribute to the advancement of human understanding in three ways: by expanding aesthetic awareness in the community; by demonstrating the creative human spirit through active scholarship, training and performance; and by fostering the interactive dynamic between apprentice and professional.
Committed to artistic excellence, the department serves the University and the city of San Antonio through its academic courses, performances, workshops, and other off-campus endeavors while striving toward inclusiveness, promotes artistic traditions and innovations and engages in interpreting the ever-present dialogue between faith and culture.
About the Drama Program
Theater, in its distinctive artistic form, reveals and imparts the complexities of the human condition. The department exposes students to the methods and applications that theater can bring to the educational process through course work, theater production, community-based theater and professional outreach.
Much of the focus of the Department of Drama is not only in the educational and professional development of its students, but also in advocating an appreciation of theater in the cultural life of the University.
Students can earn a minor in Drama and students of all majors may take Drama courses to fulfill the requirements of the Core Curriculum.
Drama Minor and Course Areas
Requires a minimum of 18 course hours within the field
Rehearsal and Performance
Voice and Diction
Internships and Career Options
Drama students have been placed in paid internships with local and national organizations, offering an avenue to professional theater practice.
They have worked with companies such as Magik Children’s Theatre, the Jewish Community Center’s Barshop Sheldon Vexler Theatre, McNay Art Museum, The Playhouse and the Scioto Society of Ohio, gaining valuable experience with each.
Drama graduates have gone on to work as teachers, directors, performers and technicians in educational, community and professional theater organizations across the country.
Want to learn more about the St. Mary’s University Drama and StMU Theatre Program or are you ready to apply?
Bernadette Hamilton-Brady, Chair
St. Louis Hall 010
Alicia Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant
Charles Francis Hall 226