Student actress playing the role of Ladybug during the theater performance of James and the Giant Peach

College of Arts & Sciences

Theatre Minor

A theatre minor pairs well with degrees such as music, mass media, education, English, and psychology.

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Jake Dutton

Assistant and Events Coordinator

Department of Music and Theatre

Owens Musical Arts Building #201

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About

At Baker, it’s not uncommon to see a freshman playing a lead role in a Shakespearean tragedy or a senior slinging nursery rhymes in a children’s play. Our award-winning theatre students thrive and learn by presenting an exciting and innovative production each semester and working closely with faculty who have professional experience in the fields they teach.

Theatre Experience

You will be able to hone your talents in the fine arts while also learning skills that will add depth and breadth to your chosen major.  Businesses are looking for employees with experience in creative thinking and collaboration, skills that are honed in the theatre classroom!

 

A theatre minor prepares students for careers in education, fine arts, and the humanities while providing an exciting addition to their academic experience.

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Well-Rounded Education

The theatre program helps students develop as individual and collaborative artists, instilling a foundation as performers, designers, and communicators while producing quality theatre at Baker University and in the region.

The theatre minor gives you the well-rounded education you need to continue to pursue the fine and performing arts after graduation by focusing on performance, stage craft, design, and history.

Theatre performance of Still Life With Iris.
Three students having a dialogue during a theatre performance.

Exceptional Experience

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Gold Medals

Baker theatre students bring home awards in acting and technical theatre skills in highly competitive categories at events such as the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Internships

Students who choose to minor in theatre have the opportunity to explore internships at theatres in Kansas City and beyond.

Careers

Our theatre students prepare for careers in stage management, acting, design, lighting programming, and costume management and have worked in these venues:

  • Theatre in the Park
  • American Heartland Theatre
  • New Theatre Restaurant
  • Brownville Summer Theatre
  • Starlight Theatre
  • Unicorn Theatre
  • Topeka Civic Theatre
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Scholarships

The Department of Music and Theatre gives these awards with financial prizes to be applied to the following year’s tuition:

  • Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship for Theatre
  • Mark Harrison Morris Memorial Scholarship
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Music & Theatre Events

Meet the Faculty & Staff

Tom HeimanTom Heiman
Associate Professor of Theatre
B.A. Northwestern College, M.F.A. Florida State University
Expertise: design, technical theatre
Office: Rice Auditorium
785.594.4513
tom.heiman@bakerU.edu

Emily KasprzakEmily Kasprzak
Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.F.A. Emporia State University, M.F.A. Michigan State University
Expertise: acting, direction, costume design, and dance
Office: Rice Auditorium
785.594.7859
emily.kasprzak@bakerU.edu

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