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Acting? Directing? Playwriting? Design? Theatre Classes? Auditioning? Singing? Dancing? Working Backstage? Studying Theatre Abroad? Costume? Sets? Light? Sound?

Come hear more about the
exciting opportunities available at the

Department of Theatre's

Tuesday, September 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Studio A, Fine Arts Building (room 192)

Refreshments will be served!

Meet the faculty, staff and current theatre students! Get your questions answered!


Frequently Asked Questions - Department of Theatre
Classes.......Major/Minor info.......Audition Info......
How do I get into closed classes? - Contact the teacher via e-mail and then go to the first class. There are often spaces on the first day which can be filled by the instructor. The instructor has "Permission to Add" forms which must then be taken to Helen Perrault in the Theatre Office      (FA-127). Can I minor in a specific area of theatrical study such as dance, etc? - The minor is designed to be flexible enough so each person can choose his/her courses to focus on his/her area of interest; however everyone graduates with a General Theater Minor. Who can audition for Theatre Dept. productions? - Anyone who is currently a registered student may audition for any production.
Some classes are restricted for majors and minors only? - There are two sections for many Theatre Dept. classes. One is designated for Majors and Minors. The other is open to all students. Sign into the one that is appropriate for you. If you are not yet, but will be a theatre major or minor, you can declare and sign into the major/minor section the next day.

If the class is closed, and you are not a major/minor, check with the instructor the first day of class. If there are still openings in the class the instructor may decide to add non-majors to the major section.

Do we have a Major in Musical Theater or Playwriting or Stage Management, etc? - We don't. We have three emphases in Theatre: Acting/Directing, Design/Tech and Dance. However, we do have recommended paths which a student can take to study in areas for which we have no specific tracks. We are a small department and because of that we can offer independent study courses and practice in many areas. We also have a 5-year combined BA/MPA degree for accelerated access to an advanced degree. For more information about your specific interest, contact the Undergraduate Advisor: Barbara Wolfe

Do I have to audition to become a Theatre Major/Minor? - Harpur College is a liberal arts school, and therefore you need only sign up to be a major or minor, not audition. You do have to audition for productions.




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Last Updated: 8/26/14