Minor in Theatre

Whether you love a good drama or great comedy, adding a theatre minor to your plan of study will bring out your creative side! Learn about the world of theatre, both behind the scenes and on stage.

Why choose a minor in theatre at Marian?

At Marian University, we are preparing creative leaders with curiosity, discipline, and empathy forged in the performing arts.

  • The theatre minor is a perfect complement to a range of bachelor's degree programs. You'll gain  leadership, communication, organization, teamwork, and problem-solving skills through hands-on experience completing a range of roles and responsibilities in the theatre arts.
  • Discover a program that provides you with broad knowledge and training. You'll collaborate and work closely with active, professional local theatre experts, gaining understanding and awareness about how the theatre complements and engages with other performing arts disciplines.
  • Working with your academic advisor, you'll complete classes taught by faculty who will provide you with the personal mentoring and professional development you expect. Make an impact with us. Connect with us. Play with us! Learn more about Marian's theatre minor.

What can you expect?

  • We produce two main stage productions each year, generally one musical and one play. As a theatre minor, you'll perform in the 500-seat Marian University Theatre.
  • We also produce a touring children’s show that entertains and informs at locals elementary schools.
  • From your first day of classes, you'll complete courses taught by theatre professionals who work throughout the city, state, and region, including our very own faculty.
  • We identify and produce plays that speak to Marian University's Catholic heritage and Franciscan values. We understand and seek to utilize the power of theatre to share our message and make a statement about our world.
  • Discover a diverse group of students from all academic majors who collaborate to create meaningful expressions of the arts that feed their creative spirits.

What will you study?

For the theatre minor, you will complete classes in acting, design, and literature. You will participate in productions and consider how productions reflect and intersect with Franciscan values, social justice issues, politics, science, and more. Among the classes you will take include:

  • Acting I
  • Acting I
  • Stagecraft
  • Design for Theatre I
  • Theatre Literature

Internship opportunities

There are tremendous opportunities for you to pursue internships in the Indianapolis area.

  • Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis Shakespeare Company, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Actors’ Theatre of Indiana, The Lilly Theatre at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, The Arts Council of Indianapolis, Sapphire Theatre Company, The Helen Wells Agency, Christian Youth Theatre, Young Actors Theatre, Summer Stock Stage, Indianapolis Opera, Conner Prairie Living History Museum, Broadway in Indianapolis, Asante Children’s Theatre, Indy Fringe, The Indiana History Center represent just some of the opportunities.

What are your career paths?

  • Actor
  • Teacher
  • Publicist
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Painter
  • Fundraiser    
  • Designer
  • Event planner
  • Marketer
  • Agent
  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Project manager

Meet our faculty

Ben Tebbe
Director of Theatre
(317) 955-6236
btebbe@marian.edu
Marian University Theatre    
East Office

Kristopher D. Steege, MFA
Assistant Professor of Theatre
(317) 955-6389
kdsteege@marian.edu
Marian University Theatre
West Office 

Meeting people through student government
Getting involved in student government helped Oluwabanwo Adeniyi '21 feel like she’s part of the campus community.
Watch Bami's story
Building relationships with faculty and coaches
After he explored his college options, Conor Smith '20 decided to choose Marian because of his interest in athletics and exercise science.
Read Conor's story
Following her dream to be a dentist
After graduating cum laude with Marian's Class of 2017, Chrislyn (Church) Fite is well on her way.
Read Chrislyn's story

© 2017 Marian University
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Marian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age or disabilities in the selection of administrative personnel, faculty and staff, and students.
*Placement rates are gathered from data collected from graduates within six months of graduation.