Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts

Theatre Degree Information

Students at Loyola may complete a major in Performing Arts with a Theatre concentration, an interdisciplinary major, a major in Performing Arts with a Comprehensive concentration, a minor in Theatre, or take Theatre courses as electives. Students may also participate in theatre activities regardless of their major or minor.

Catalogue Years 2022-2023 and Later

Theatre Major

  • DR 100 - Stagecraft
  • DR 250 - Introduction to Theatre History
  • DR 251 - Experience of Theatre
  • DR 254 - Introduction to Theatre Design
  • Three Theatre Practicums (DR 275)
  • DR 350 - Acting I
  • DR 351 - Directing I
  • DR 375 - Evergreen Players Production
  • Four Theatre electives

Comprehensive Concentration

  • DR 254 - Introduction to Theatre Design
  • Four Theatre Practicums (DR 275)
  • DR 350 - Acting I
  • DR 375 - Evergreen Players Production
  • MU 201 - Music Fundamentals
  • MU 202 - Class Piano
  • MU 203 - The Art of Listening or MU 204 - Western Musical Traditions
  • MU 205 - Musicianship I
  • MU 206 - Musicianship II
  • MU 302 - Structure of Music: Theory I
  • One DR 300-level course
  • Two MU 300-level or 400-level courses
  • One additional DR 300-level or MU 300-level or MU 400-level course
One course from the following:
  • DR 301 - Improvisation
  • DR 354 - Acting II
  • DR 361 - Voice and Movement
  • DR 363 - Special Topics in Performance
One course from the following:
  • MU 210 - American Musical Theatre: Uptown and Down
  • DR 210 - American Musical Theatre: Uptown and Down
  • DR 250 - Introduction to Theatre History
  • DR 362 - Special Topics in Dramatic History/Literature
  • DR 370 - Queer Theatre and Film
  • MU 300-level or 400-level course
Applied Music Lessons:
  • Students must take a minimum of 5.5 credits of Applied Music (private instruction in an instrument or voice, MU 360 and MU 361). MU 360 may only be taken once.

Interdisciplinary Major

  • DR 100 - Stagecraft
  • DR 250 - Introduction to Theatre History
  • DR 251 - Experience of Theatre
  • DR 254 - Introduction to Theatre Design
  • Three Theatre Practicums (DR 275)
  • DR 350 - Acting I
  • DR 351 - Directing I
  • Two Theatre electives

Theatre Minor

  • DR 250 - Introduction to Theatre History
  • DR 251 - Experience of Theatre
  • DR 254 - Introduction to Theatre Design
  • Three Theatre Practicums (DR 275)
  • DR 350 - Acting I
  • DR 351 - Directing I

Catalogue Years 2021-2022 and Earlier

Theatre Major

  • DR 100 - Stagecraft
  • DR 250 - Introduction to Theatre History
  • DR 251 - Experience of Theatre
  • DR 254 - Introduction to Theatre Design
  • Three Theatre Practicums (DR 275)
  • DR 350 - Acting I
  • DR 351 - Directing I
  • DR 375 - Evergreen Players Production
  • Four Theatre electives

Interdisciplinary Major

  • DR 100 - Stagecraft
  • DR 250 - Introduction to Theatre History
  • DR 251 - Experience of Theatre
  • DR 254 - Introduction to Theatre Design
  • Three Theatre Practicums (DR 275)
  • DR 350 - Acting I
  • DR 351 - Directing I
  • Two Theatre electives

Theatre Minor

  • DR 250 - Introduction to Theatre History
  • DR 251 - Experience of Theatre
  • DR 254 - Introduction to Theatre Design
  • Three Theatre Practicums (DR 275)
  • DR 350 - Acting I
  • DR 351 - Directing I

Questions about a Theatre degree at Loyola University Maryland? Contact us.

Barnaby Nygren
Faculty

Barnaby Nygren, Ph.D.

Dr. Nygren likes to get students out of the classroom and into art museums, and aims to show them how art skills are applicable—and valuable—for their future careers

Visual & Performing Arts
A collage of drawings of the human form with various cultural modifications
Course Snapshot

Exploring Studio Arts 303: Life Drawing

Students in this visual arts class examine the structure—and intellectual context—of the human anatomy.