Theater (THEAT)

Courses in acting, directing, history, theory, and design are seen through the lens of theatrical production, and the interdisciplinary process of creating live theater is at the heart of everything we teach.

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Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • THEAT 130 or THEAT 140 or THEAT 180
  • GE/Elective
Interim
  • GE/Elective
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • THEAT 130 or THEAT 140 or THEAT 180
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information

Students should consider becoming involved in theater productions through auditions, practicum courses, or work-study positions.

Once a Gateway course has been taken, students can move on to advanced courses or other gateway courses. Students can consider taking the THEAT 133 Producing Theater course during January Interim during their first year (check with the main theater office or go to the informational events listed below for more information about registering for this course).

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • Contact the department chair.
Placement
  • Contact the department chair.
Informational Events

At the beginning of fall semester, the department hosts our annual Theater Orientation meeting which is open to all interested St. Olaf students. This meeting is typically held in Kelsey Theater on the evening of the first day of classes for fall semester. Check with the Theater office to verify the date and time. This meeting covers all needed information about being involved with Theater productions at St. Olaf.

Announcements and audition information is also posted on the Call Board located in the Green Room on the lower level of the Theater Building.

Theater Interest email alias: Interested students and majors should have their name added to the theater interest email alias, th-interest@stolaf.edu. Send email to theater@stolaf.edu or hatle@stolaf.edu and request to be added to the list. Announcements about auditions, production positions, workshops, and opportunities at St. Olaf as well as off-campus go out to this list throughout the year.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chair, Department of Theater – Karen Wilson (wilsonk@stolaf.edu)

Academic Catalog
2020-21 courses will be updated in August 2020