NSU Catalog 2013-2014 
    May 27, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Spafford Hall, Room 315
(605) 626-2497

Theater Office
Johnson Fine Arts Center, Room 128
(605) 626-2563

Mr. Joshua Frachiseur, Scenic Designer; Ms. Tina Hanagan, Technical Director; Mr. Daniel Yurgaitis, Theater Director

The Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theater is designed to offer students the opportunity to earn a liberal arts degree with an emphasis on performance and studio activity. Admission to the BA Musical Theater program requires consistent involvement in NSU Theatre productions and projects. A theater minor is offered that will compliment the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Education or Music Education degrees in majors such as English, Speech, History and Music. Students should consider the Musical Theater major or the Theater minor if they plan 1) a professional or semi-professional career in theatre, 2] graduate studies in theater, 3) to participate in dramatic arts at the secondary level, or 4) to work with community theatres.

At Northern State University, students can take part in campus theater productions and gain experience in acting, directing, stage management, lighting, make-up, stagecraft and musical theater. While students may register for THEA 289- Theater Activities, with or without credit, Musical Theater majors and Theatre minors must fulfill the Theater Activities credits as required in their programs. Three major productions are staged annually in Northern’s 1,000 seat Johnson Fine Arts Center. Productions include a fall musical, a winter play and a spring musical.

Although students who elect a minor in theater must have a faculty advisor from their major area, it is also recommended that a theater faculty member serve as an additional advisor to assist in choosing electives and specialization in the study of theater.

The NSU Theater department sponsors the NSU Masquers, a student service organization for those interested in stage production and other aspects of theater.

Career Directions

Community Theater Manager/Director
Graduate Studies
Sound and Light Technician
Stage Management
Theatre Management
Theme Park Industry


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