Create, collaborate, build and design all facets of a performance.
The program in Theatre Arts offers a personalized learning environment in which students take courses in acting, voice, movement, mime, directing, theatre history, Canadian theatre, and theatre in education.
Two main stage productions are produced each year in collaboration with Cambrian College Technical Theatre Program. Many students combine Concurrent Education and Theatre Arts, and take advantage of opportunities to work with children at the Sudbury Theatre Centre.
Affiliations with local industry professionals provide opportunities in performance, production, teaching, and playwriting. Each spring, a group of students and faculty spend a month at Providence University in Taiwan working with Taiwanese students to present a couple of plays for the English Festival.
Faculty members for this program may be found on the Thorneloe University website.
Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:
- Film, journalism
- Leisure services
- Professional theatre
- Public affairs
- Public relations
Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.
Linus Cunningham Closs
What is amazing about Laurentian is the huge variety of programs, and the freedom to build those programs with student assistance. In the time that I have spent here, the theatre program has greatly expanded and new experimental classes were held, classes that provide a theatrical education well on par with the specific focused training you can receive at specialized colleges. I have also travelled overseas with other theatre students to perform in Taiwan, and others have performed in Denmark. I would recommend the theatre program to anyone who pursues a career or passion for theatre, and would hope that they receive an experience as rich and fulfilling as I have.