Those who take drama classes in college are all going to be actors, theatre techs or costume designers. Or are they?
Theatre Arts can teach students how to “read” people through character studies. They teach the importance of the classics of both stage and screen and their influence on social issues. Students who participate in acting classes have more confidence in presentations – oftentimes as a result of having overcome stage fright. Students can process information more quickly and think more creatively after participating in improvisation classes. The 5 “Cs” of drama are confidence, creativity, cooperation, concentration and communication. Each one of these contributes to the life skills that we use in business, people management, coaching, and even the courtroom for closing arguments.
There is no end to the benefits of taking a theatre class. St. Andrews has incorporated a Theatre Arts minor into the curriculum, and it can be paired with a major that it complements (i.e., Business). Theatre Arts is also often included in an Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) major because of the confidence element that it instills in students.
Theatre at St. Andrews is surging forward with a vengeance, is producing shows regularly during the semester and is an open book full of input from students, faculty and outside sources connected to the theatre world.
Come Play With Us!
Unless otherwise noted, all Theater Arts productions will take place in Morris Morgan Theatre.