It's your time to SHine
The Aquinas Theatre Program believes theatre is and has always been a place where communities come together to discuss and embrace who they are. As a program dedicated to Theatre for Social Change, we believe theatre should inspire conversations that persist long after the house lights come up at the end of the show, and we take our role in those conversations seriously.
Our program gives every student a well-rounded theatre education along with the room and mentorship to help you define your own path for the future. We put on four to five fully-mounted shows per year with a focus on plays and musicals that connect to larger conversations in our community. Students are involved at every level of the mainstage production process, and can graduate with practical experience acting, directing, designing, and collaborating alongside students, faculty and local professionals. Students also have the option to produce their own work in our fully outfitted lab theatre.
Explore Theatre at AQ
Career Preparation based on leadership
We have a unique collaboration with AQ Theatre, Circle Theatre and the League of Catholic High Schools. The only collaboration of its kind in the nation.
The 2023-24 season includes productions of "Failure: A Love Story," "Waiting for Lefty," "Lizzie," "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane," and a festival of student-directed one-act plays.
Read, watch, and listen to stories from the AQ Theatre Department featuring students and faculty.
Encore! seeks an enriching partnership with the college and the community by helping to develop the theatre program in various capacities, community outreach, and fundraising, and group enrichment through the fine arts.
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES
Behind the Scenes
Source: What Can I Do With This Major
|Quick Facts: Producers and Directors|
|2020 Median Pay||$76,400 per year
$36.73 per hour
|Typical Entry-Level Education||Bachelor's degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||Less than 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2020||131,000|
|Job Outlook, 2020-30||24% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2020-30||31,000|
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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See where past Aquinas College Theatre students have completed internships to get their careers started.
The Advantage Center is here to support you as you pursue your goals in your carreer and beyond. Not sure what you want to do after graduation? The Advantage Center Staff can help you discover a path that is right for you.