What can you do with a theatre major or minor?
You may be surprised to find out just how much you can do with a theatre major or minor. At UW-Platteville, we have designed our theatre major and minor programs to produce students who are well-rounded in all areas of theatre. Students learn history, literature, criticism, acting, directing, stagecraft, and design. Students can easily transition into theatre graduate programs, both MA/Ph.D and MFA, but many of our students are easily employable right out of college. Even our students who go into other fields after graduation find that the skills they learn in the theatre program are essential to their chosen careers.
Is theatre compatible with other majors?
Absolutely. Many of our students are double majors, and theatre seems to work well with many different disciplines. Some of the most compatible include the majors in the humanities, education, criminal justice, engineering, business, art, and music.
Who can participate in theatre program productions?
All students are eligible to participate in our productions. In fact, the majority of students who work onstage and backstage are NOT theatre majors or minors.
How do I audition for theatre program productions?
The theatre program holds auditions for its six production season three times a year — in September, December, and April. The September auditions are for the fall shows, the December auditions are for the spring shows, including the musical, and the April auditions are for the One Act Festival. Anyone can audition. Be on the lookout for audition posters around campus, or join Pioneer Players on PioneerLink
or on Facebook
to get up-to-date audition information. You can also contact any of the theatre program faculty and staff for more information.
Are there employment opportunities in the theatre program?
Yes! We have a team of student employees who work in our scene and costume shops throughout the year. Contact Jeffrey Strange
or Sarah Strange
for more information.