Theatre and Film
The theatre and film major at Saint Joseph's University nurtures creative expression and technical proficiency while fostering intellectual curiosity and cultural awareness. Students declare a concentration in film/TV, musical theatre or theatre.
What is a Theatre and Film Major?
As a theatre and film major at Saint Joseph's University, you can choose a concentration in film/TV, theatre or musical theatre within the context of a liberal arts education. You will study production techniques, acting, directing, costume design, lighting and so much more. You will learn how ideas, technology and people come together to create the movies, television shows, live productions, music videos and various other forms of entertainment.
Additionally, you will study the history of theatre and film and how former playwrights, actors and directors impact the future of the industry. Upon graduating with a degree in theatre and film, you will understand how to review former works through a critical lens, while applying creative energy and personal experiences to the work you create.
What Can You Do with a Theatre and Film Major?
Saint Joseph's University faculty members are accomplished professionals whose primary focus is to provide you with an excellent education and develop your individual talents. In addition to classwork, internships for course credit are available for juniors and seniors who wish to engage in hands-on professional experience. Theatre and film majors have gone on to pursue careers as:
- Theatre director
- Music producer
- Film director
- Film producer
- Talent agent
- Broadcast engineer
- Music therapist
- Broadcast presenter
- Special effects technician
How Will Saint Joseph's University Prepare You For a Career in Theatre and Film?
As a theatre and film major, you will be prepared for graduate study in the discipline of your choice. Because the program develops creativity, technological acumen, and analytic and organizational skills, you will also be able to pursue careers in fields far beyond the boundaries of its disciplines.
Outside of the classroom, you can participate in musical, theatrical and cinema events presented by the Department of Music, Theatre and Film throughout the academic year.