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<p>Onstage, backstage,and in the community – discover your identity as a modern day theatre artist.</p>

Onstage, backstage,and in the community – discover your identity as a modern day theatre artist.

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In The Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda's award-winning musical at Saint Mary's, April 27-30, 2017. Learn more.

Rise

Rise, Spring 2017 Dance Concert featuring new works by SMC Dance Program faculty members. Learn more.

Scholarships

You may qualify for a Saint Mary’s Performing Arts Scholarship in Dance, Music or Theatre. Learn more.

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The Performing Arts Department builds creative artists with strong foundational skills and adventuresome spirits. Students receive conservatory-caliber training that prepares them for graduate studies or a career in the performing arts, while developing the critical thinking and communication skills that are the hallmark of a liberal arts education.

All majors and minors take a sequence of courses in their chosen discipline that emphasize performance practice, history and theory, and criticism and analysis. Students are also encouraged to explore interdisciplinary pathways, through classes and performance opportunities beyond their home program.

The Performing Arts Department offers four distinct majors and minors:

Bachelor of Arts in Dance 

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre: Performance and Theatre Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre: Design and Technical Theatre

The capstone of the Performing Arts degree is the senior project, for which students produce a substantial original research paper or artistic work demonstrating their command of creative and intellectual skills appropriate to the undertaking.

     

       

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      In The Heights

      Lin-Manuel Miranda's award-winning musical at Saint Mary's, April 27-30, 2017. Learn more.

      Rise

      Rise, Spring 2017 Dance Concert featuring new works by SMC Dance Program faculty members. Learn more.

      Scholarships

      You may qualify for a Saint Mary’s Performing Arts Scholarship in Dance, Music or Theatre. Learn more.

      Upcoming
      Events


      View All Events