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.

Mary Beth Akre
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Mary Beth Akre, MFA

Professor of studio arts Mary Beth Akre, MFA, is also a celebrated landscape artist

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