Theatre, 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.
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 Barshop Jewish Community Center’s 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.
Student Activities and Special Programs
All students at St. Mary’s can participate in a wide variety of events, clubs, activities and special programs. Some of the special programs that may be of interest to drama minors include: