Why Study Theatre?

    The Theatre Arts minor is designed for non-Theatre Arts majors who wish to complement their studies at MMC with a grounding in the history and practice of theatre and its relationship to culture and society. 

    Why Study Theatre at MMC?

    At MMC, non-Theatre Arts majors have the chance to take foundational courses along with courses in experiential areas of acting, playwriting, technical theatre and production. Student can also design an individual theatre minor in consultation with a Theatre Faculty advisor. 

    What You Will Learn

    • Learn about the history of theatre and performance from a global perspective.
    • Experience theatrical creation in courses about playwriting, technical theatre, design, and acting.
    • Recognize how theatre has impacted society and contributed to debates about politics, culture, and identity.

    Program Highlights

    Create a program of foundational courses in Theatre that will enhance the work you are doing in your major.
    Develop independent study opportunities with Theatre Arts faculty to explore the connections between your major and theatre.
    Collaborate with Theatre Arts majors to begin developing a network of peers who appreciate the value of theatre in society.




      “Upon entering MMC, I was torn between choosing a theatre-based major and a non-performing arts major because of my interests in different academic fields. Discovering that MMC had a Theatre Arts minor allowed me to study the aspects of theatre that I am passionate about while also allowing myself to devote time to my other academic interests.” 

      Jacqueline Carrillo ’21 

      Class of 2021, Minor in Theatre

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    Careers and Outcomes

    Creativity is key to all careers and professional paths. The Theatre minor allows students to expand their own creativity while also helping them recognize how the arts intersect with all areas of society and culture.

    Productions and Companies

    • Broadway
      • Hamilton
      • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
      • Kinky Boots
      • Slave Play
      • Tina! The Tina Turner Musical
    • Off-Broadway and Regional Theaters
      • The Civilians
      • Lincoln Center
      • The Public Theater
      • Repertorio Español
    • National Tours
    • Film and Television

    Careers and Roles

    • Artistic Director, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
    • Arts Manager, Cooper Hewitt Museum
    • Associate Producer, Project Runway All Stars
    • Casting Director, Fox Casting
    • Creative Arts Therapist, Kings County Hospital
    • General Management Coordinator, The Public Theatre
    • Vice President of Editorial and Creative, Media Management Group

    Top College Program

    Each year, the team at OnStage Blog announces the best performing arts schools for the coming year based on research by theatre educators, students, alumni, and parents—the people who really know what’s important in theatre education. MMC made the cut and was praised for our impressive master classes and lectures.

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