Department Chairperson: Carin D. Silkaitis
The Theatre Department is a community of artist/scholar/citizens dedicated to provoking and sustaining interest in theatre as a source of insight into the human condition, through both skills and inquiry-based learning in our classrooms and public performances on our stages.
The Theatre program at North Central College is designed to engage students in the wide array of theory, technique, scholarship and aesthetics that comprise the theatre arts. The program serves: 1) majors and minors preparing for careers in theatre and allied careers where knowledge of theatre production is required; 2) students who take academic courses to meet general education requirements or who find courses in theatre, musical theatre and dance to be attractive components of a liberal arts education; and 3) those who participate in campus musical and non-musical productions as a way of enriching their lives.
The department offers a broad spectrum of courses in acting, dance, design, direction, music and production. The co-curricular program, supervised by the faculty, offers students opportunities for creative expression and skills practice through both the fully-mounted mainstage season and several student-directed series productions.
Degree offered: B.A.