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Theatre Arts

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About this Program

MCTC's A.F.A. in Theatre Arts will give you training in the basic skills necessary for creative expression in the performance and technical aspects of the theatre arts, and, if you choose, provide you with the ability to transfer to a B.A. or B.F.A. degree in Theatre. It will also qualify you for the first half of a cooperative B.A. degree in Theatre Arts with Metropolitan State University, the only state college or university outside of the University of Minnesota to offer a B.A. degree in Theatre Arts in the Twin Cities. The program integrates the artistic, technical and academic disciplines of theatre practice. You may choose an emphasis in acting, directing or technical theatre skills. You will also learn to interpret and understand global theatre history, as well as contemporary and classical dramatic literature. Your instructors will be theatre artists with professional experience and graduate degrees in theatre. Their classes focus on developing the fundamentals of acting, stage movement, vocal production, play directing and producing, scene design and lighting, playwriting, and written and oral response to theatre. The Theatre Department's stage productions will serve as your learning laboratory, an opportunity to enter into creative collaborations with faculty, community members and artists-in-residence. You may find yourself acting, directing, designing or viewing productions at any given time to learn all aspects of the theatre experience, from lab theatre to the mainstage. The productions and your coursework combine to give you a solid base in classical, modern, contemporary and multicultural theatre. The program has cross-disciplinary connections with Cinema, Art, Music, English and various Humanities disciplines. Where You Could Work, Local, regional and national theatre companies, Music, dance and opera companies' Local and regional TV production, Local and regional film production, Local and regional commercial production houses, Live events production agencies

Classroom Location(s)

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Local: (612) 659-6200

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