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Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Spring 2023

About this program

Theatre Arts

The theatre arts program at Saint Martin's University is designed to incorporate the best of Saint Martin’s liberal arts tradition with hands-on, professional-quality theatrical experience. The program integrates theatrical training with the study of dramatic literature and theater history as a means of developing intellectual, physical and spiritual adventurousness, openness of mind and increased understanding of the range of human experience.

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Program content


  • 40-46 semester hours in CORE requirements
  • 36 semester hours, at least 21 of which are upper division
  • All students majoring in theatre arts are expected to work on each production each semester


  • 21 semester hours of theatre arts courses

For more information about requirements, please visit the university website.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information


  • Tuition fee on campus is $41,660
  • Tuition fee off campus is $41,660


Department Goal and Outcomes

Goal: The Theatre Arts Department is dedicated to developing competent, broadly-educated theatre practitioners. Through classroom study, rehearsal and public performance, students will develop the skills necessary to collaborate in creating compelling theatrical events. The Theatre Arts program is based on the premise that learning and practicing the discipline of theatre makes us effective communicators; courageous performers; and compassionate leaders.

  • Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate competence in acting techniques appropriate to naturalistic and non-naturalistic dramatic styles.
  • Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate competence in directing for the stage.
  • Outcome 3: Students will demonstrate competence in writing for the stage.
  • Outcome 4: Students will learn design/technical terminology and demonstrate competence in at least one of the design/technical aspects of production.
  • Outcome 5: Students will demonstrate competence in close reading and critical analysis of plays from diverse historical periods.
  • Outcome 6: Students enrolled in the film courses will learn to analyze and develop a critical perspective on films as art and as popular culture.

Career paths

Many of our graduates continue to do theatre, either professionally or as an avocation, but many find success in other fields besides the arts, including:

  • Education
  • Social Services
  • Law
  • Business

Though it is notoriously difficult to make a living in the performing arts, the skills you develop in our theatre program - communication, aesthetic judgment, emotional understanding, organization ability - will serve you well, whatever your chosen field.

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Saint Martin's University

5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, Washington 98503
United States of America (USA)

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