Theatre Arts with Adolescence Certification in English

Why Choose Nazareth for Theatre Arts and English Education?

Students in the theatre arts program pursue courses that include an introduction to all phases of theatre arts, academic as well as studio. This exposure provides a broad foundation in theatre history and dramatic literature, production styles, and design, along with practical experience in performance studies.

Electives allowing limited areas of concentration and project courses in the senior year are designed for study in specialized areas under direct faculty supervision.

Students who elect to pursue teacher certification in adolescence English education as a part of the Theatre Arts program take special instruction in teaching methods and philosophy through the English and Communications Department, in addition to the required coursework in education. To be eligible for the professional semester (student teaching), students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7.

Program Highlights

  • Provides comprehensive training in the arts, tools, and skills required to create theatre of the highest caliber in both the performance and production fields.
  • Courses cover acting, technical theatre, music theatre, as well as scene, costume, and lighting design; project courses in the senior year are designed for concentrated work in special areas under faculty supervision.
  • The small program size allows students to be cast in shows as early as second semester of freshman year. Students participate in master classes with working professionals and compete at the American Theatre Festival.
  • The Senior Experience consists of a seminar with an internship.  In this course, the students reflect on their major experience, and they are given opportunities to integrate material from theatre and other core areas of the college experience.  A final project is created in some phase of production, design or theory.

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Contact Information

Lindsay Korth

Lindsay Korth

Professor of Theatre Arts / Acting & Directing in Theatre and Dance
Arts Center 18

Education: B.A., Mount Holyoke College Lessac Voice Intensive; M.F.A, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Directing)

Teaching and Artistic Interests: The energy between actors on stage and between the audience and the stage as manifested on the body and the voice. Her favorite stage work is physical theatre, a good example of which is the original devised work entitled Grimm.

Kelli Loucks, Theatre Arts Program

Alumni Spotlight: Kelli Loucks '10

In addition to teaching 9th and 11th grades, Kelli is also the Theatre Arts instructor at Pittsford Mendon High School and serves as co-advisor to the Pittsford Sutherland Drama Club.

Example Careers/Outcomes

  • Actor/Actress
  • Arts Administrator
  • Teacher

Internships/Field Experiences

  • Geva Theater
  • Local School Districts
  • Interlochen
  • Sibley Music Library

Graduate Schools/Employers

  • University of the Arts
  • Yale
  • Juilliard
  • The New School