Loyola University Chicago

Theatre

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Advising

Theatre

Declaring a Major or Minor
Students who wish to major or minor in Theatre should make an appointment with the Director of Theatre, Mark Lococo. The director will sign the student’s major/minor declaration form (to be taken to the Sullivan Center), help work out a schedule, assign an advisor in the student’s area of study, and answer any questions the student may have. 

A word of advice to all majors: take THTR 203: Dramatic Structure and Theatrical Process first, as this course is the prerequisite to all areas of study within the major. Sequenced courses (i.e. those labeled with I, II, or III) should be taken in order.  See your advisor or the director if your schedule can’t be worked out in a logical sequence.

Course Requirements

Click here for course requirements for all theatre majors and minors.  

Credits needed to complete Major: 48

Credits needed to complete Minor: 21

Substitutions
Substitutions may be allowed when timely fulfillment of the requirements for the major is impossible, but you must see the Director for permission.

Rome Center or study abroad
Caution: There are no theatre courses offered at Rome Center, with the exception of THTR 154 Introduction to Opera, a course cross-listed with Music.

Study abroad courses require prior approval in order to count for the major. Submit a course description and syllabus (if possible), so the director can determine if the course is equivalent to a major/minor requirement.

Summer School
Summer courses at other schools require prior approval to count for the major. There should be a good reason to take it elsewhere. For example, if the student is close to graduation. Submit a course description and syllabus (if possible) so the director can determine if the course is equivalent to a major/minor requirement.  

Theatre Tracking Sheets

Safety Information for Musical Theatre and Theatre

Musical Theatre

Declaring a Minor
Students who wish to minor in Musical Theatre should make an appointment with the Chairperson, Sarah Gabel. The chairperson will sign the student’s minor declaration form (to be taken to the Sullivan Center), help work out a schedule, assign an advisor in the student’s area of study, and answer any questions the student may have. 

A word of advice to all minors: it is important that you enter the dance sequences appropriate to your skill level.  See insert link to the Standards for Placement in Dance Courses or the Director of Dance to determine the dance level that best meets the student’s skill level. Music theory and musicianship course sequences according to your skill level.  MUSC 144 Music Theory I and MUSC 145 Musicianship Lab I as well as MUSC 244 Music Theory II and MUSC 245 Musicianship Lab II must be taken concurrently.   THTR 203 Dramatic Structure and Theatrical Processes is the foundation for all theatre courses and should be taken first before other theatre classes if at all possible.

Course Requirements
See insert link to take them to major requirements for course requirements for all minors.

Credits needed to complete Minor: 21

Music Theatre Minor Tracking Sheet

Safety Information for Musical Theatre and Theatre