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Marquette Theatre Majors are professionally trained creators, collaborators, leaders, and thinkers who are prepared to grow, adapt, and change the world through the performing arts. Our student-oriented program offers a strong liberal arts education with a social justice focus.
Marquette University is accredited by NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre). We are among a select group of programs nation-wide recognized for meeting NAST standards of excellence in teaching theatre. We are committed to helping you develop professionally while giving you a high quality education.
Our small class sizes allow you to quickly find your place in our “hands on” collaborative environment! Be a part of a busy main-stage production season, as well as film projects and studio productions.
Starting day one, you can design and build sets, create costumes, and bring characters to life on stage and on camera. You will work with professionals in the classroom and on set to develop your skills from acting, to lighting, scenic and costume design, to technical production, stage and arts management.
Marquette's location, mere blocks from Milwaukee's theatre district, allows students to collaborate or intern with professional companies such as the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the Chamber Theatre, First Stage, Renaissance Theatreworks, Next Act and the Boulevard Ensemble. In addition, you can collaborate and connect with guest professionals from around the country each season while you study.
Our graduates are successful. Recent employers include Dreamworks, 20th Century Fox and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. About 20 percent of our graduates pursue and are accepted into graduate programs to earn a Master of Fine Arts Degree in acting, directing or design. Our students have won Academy Awards, Tonys and Emmys; they are working on Broadway, in film, and on T.V.
At the completion of the Theatre Arts major, the graduate is able to:
We have great opportunities for you to collaborate or intern with professional companies from Milwaukee's rich theatre district, just blocks away. Recent examples include:
Nearly all of our recent students who seek employment get the job of their choice. Here are some places you'll find recent graduates:
Our graduates are also signed with esteemed Agencies such as: Vanguard Management, New York; Paradigm Management, Los Angeles and New York; and Media Artists, Los Angeles.