Academic Programs

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Realize your stage dreams, whether you’re on it or behind it.

What better starting place for your theatre career than the place that draws on the Jesuit legacy that began the careers of legendary dramatists like Molière, Voltaire and Calderón de la Barca? Loyola New Orleans has the added benefit of being in a highly creative, arts-focused community with a wide range of performing opportunities. Sure, you’ll take a comprehensive theatre curriculum including performance skills, dramatic literature, history and theory, theatre management, theatrical technology, and design. But you’ll also get to step into the spotlight or behind the stage.
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Immerse yourself in the role of a lifetime.

Once you’ve auditioned and been accepted, you may find yourself honing your craft at a local theatre through an internship or studying abroad. You’ll have exposure to casting directors, production managers and other theatre professionals through student forums.
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Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts

Designed to prepare students for work in professional or community theatre.
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Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre

Combines the theatre arts major with intensive training in acting, vocal performance, and dance. 
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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre With A Business Minor

Designed for the student who is interested in arts management. The business courses add complementary skills which may be applied to many areas of business and arts management.
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Minor in Theatre

The undergraduate minor in Theatre is designed to prepare students for work in professional or community theatre. Must have at least a 2.0 GPA in Theatre Arts courses in order to graduate with a minor in Theatre Arts. 
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Dance Program

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced student, our dance program is an opportunity to grow as a performer. The study of dance is critical to the study of Musical Theatre and the coursework provided will give majors the necessary skills to succeed professionally. We believe any student can benefit from the confidence, creativity, and physical awareness that dance offers and therefore classes are open to all majors. Course offerings vary by semester so that we can provide diverse styles of dance training. Some course offerings include:

  • Basic Ballet: An introductory course to the foundations of classical ballet technique, emphasizing alignment, movement vocabulary, execution of movement and alignment principles, and musicality.
  • Jazz Dance For Musical Theatre: A study of jazz dance styles, with an emphasis on musical theatre dance, exploring alignment, musicality and rhythmic styles, performance qualities, and precision of movement execution.
  • Tap Dance for Musical Theatre: An open-level technique class, which will give all students the opportunity relative to their individual abilities to learn, master basic skills and steps, understand, practice, and develop technical skills in basic tap dance styles, traditional movement terms, neuromuscular coordination, and kinesthetic sense.