Theater skills can enhance a student's ability to communicate and to cultivate a variety of multiple intelligences. We encourage students to integrate theater skills and tools within many other disciplines. Through their course of study at Metropolitan State, a theater arts student will learn to think critically, engage creatively, and collaborate effectively. Theater skills are life skills, leading to enhanced life options and diversified employability.


Study within the field of theater develops skills such as:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Communication
  • Team Building and Collaboration
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Organizing and Sequencing Ideas
  • Focus and Self-Control

Complementary Majors

A Theater minor is also an excellent complement for students who are majoring in:

  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Screenwriting
  • Individualized Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Creative Writing

Professional Programs

A minor in theater is particularly appropriate for students in professional programs such as:

  • Professional Communication
  • Human Resources
  • Social Work
  • Business
  • Any field that requires interpersonal communication

Theater program details:

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