Theatre Arts

Program Description

The BSC Theatre Arts program exists to provide a setting in which those who have chosen to investigate the theatre arts may find freedom to experiment and the encouragement to learn. A major is not required for participation. Coursework provides the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in theatre and can enhance professional communication skills that benefit throughout a lifetime. The program offers two study options that emphasize performance or technical theatre. Scholarships are available for both crafts.

Students study acting, voice and diction, oral interpretation, theatre movement, makeup, technical design and stagecraft. Other opportunities for participation are three major theatre productions between October and April, BSC Drama Club, student-directed plays (Festival of Short Plays), and American College Theatre Festival regional competitions.

Preparation

Theatre students should feel the need to express their sense of truth through art, be curious and sensitive to their own and others’ feelings, and have a strong sense of discipline. Interest in literature is recommended. Participation in high school music, drama or speech activities or construction or electrical trade courses can be beneficial.

Program Requirements

Students who complete the curriculum requirements earn an Associate in Arts degree.

Those transferring to other institutions should consult the catalog of the transfer school and modify BSC’s degree plan where necessary.

Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.

Career Opportunities

Actor, dancer, director, technical director, playwright, production designer, production manager, costume designer, scenic artist, scenic craftsman, control board operator, property master, budget director, arts/talent manager, theatre manager, studio engineer, exhibit designer, copy/script writer, teacher, tour guide.

Contact

Dean Bellin • Schafer Hall 28
701-224-5627

Dean.Bellin@bismarckstate.edu