RICH CAMPUS LIFE
We believe in educating the whole person through rigorous academic studies and plentiful cultural experiences. We encourage you to immerse yourself in campus life at Loyola by taking advantage of the many services we have to offer.
Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega was organized as an honorary dramatic fraternity for the purpose of providing an honor society for those doing a high standard of work in theatre and, to provide a wider fellowship for those interested in theatre. Alpha Psi Omega has given national recognition to student participants of drama productions, building morale and self esteem.
Recent graduates have furthered their study at NYU, UCLA, Roosevelt University, and The University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Internships are offered through local New Orleans theatres and by special arrangement with out-of-state theatres. Recent internships for our students have included: The Tony Awarding Winning Hartford Stage Company, Alley Theatre in Houston, and Springboard in New York City run by the American Theatre Wing. Local internships have been held at Southern Reperatory Theatre, Jefferson Performing Arts Society and CAC.
Opportunities for original productions abound in both the main and studio bill. Drama students conceived of the idea, from concept to writing and directing, of a contemporary play about homelessness. Their original work titled, "Ain't Nothing But a Thing," won local critical praise for its honest portrayal of life on the streets. The video version has been airing on New Orleans' public access channel.
Senior One Act Festival
Each year, students have the opportunity to propose original scripts for production in the Senior One-Act Festival.
Loyola assists students in their search for study abroad programs. Programs of note include: Binghamton University in London, University of Birmingham, British/American Dramatic Academy at Oxford, England, as well as a program in the works in Sicily, Italy.