School of Arts and Sciences



表演的技巧, 设计的艺术, and the nuance of directing are pursuits for students 谁 care deeply about story and recognize the impact theatre, 电视, and video can have on shaping our world view.

Building on a well-rounded foundation of core courses, you can choose from two areas of specialization to focus your theatre degree:

Collaborating closely with instructors, Concordia’s 剧院部门 is a tight-knit community that will nurture your individual growth in performance or production and allow you to learn by doing. 剧院 majors have the opportunity to be a part of five full productions per season. 有着大胆的传统, 艺术作品, Concordia students are frequently recognized for their 工作 at the 肯尼迪 Center American College 剧院 Festival, as well as within the community, and gain invaluable experience to pursue graduate school or immediate 工作 in the performing arts.


Where our Alumni Are Working

我们的 剧院的毕业生 are 工作ing in the industry. Here are some additional highlights.

  • 迪斯尼乐园
  • 环球影城
  • 迪斯尼世界
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival
  • Pfinix Creative Studios
  • GoButton作品
  • 迪士尼高清频道
  • Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts
  • 奈德秀
  • Theatricum Botanicum
  • 两河剧院
  • North Coast Repertory 剧院
  • 新村艺术
  • San Diego Fringe Festival
  • Hollywood Fringe Festival
  • 机会剧院
  • South Coast Repertory Theater
  • 想象机器
  • 凤凰剧院
  • Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts
  • 唐尼市民剧院
  • 网飞公司
  • CollegeHumor
  • 洛杉矶歌剧院
  • 长滩歌剧
  • 歌剧太平洋
  • 文化项目(纽约)
  • KCRA / KQCA电视
  • 布里格斯歌剧院
  • Missoula Children’s 剧院
  • 神的出现的电影

Opportunities for 剧院主要s

The 剧院 department wants to provide a myriad of opportunities for our students to gain experience in the performing arts. 我们的大学, 剧院部门, and relationships within our surrounding community afford you the chance to practice the performing arts outside the classroom.


As a 剧院 major, you can combine your degree with a related minor, or double major. Expand your worldview by studying abroad, or transition to graduate school.

Graduate Schools Attended

  • Cal State San Bernardino
  • Cal State Fullerton - Department of Cinema & 电视艺术
  • Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University
  • National University of Ireland Galway
  • Northern Illinois University School of 剧院 & 跳舞
  • NYU - Tisch School of the Arts
  • NYU - Steinhardt School for Education in the Arts
  • 瑞金特大学
  • Sarah Lawrence College MFA 剧院 Program
  • Southern Utah University - Utah Shakespeare Festival
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Film Production)

Extracurricular Activities

剧院 offers many opportunities for you to become involved with on-campus events, 俱乐部, 和组织. 我们的 students also regularly participate (and excel) in national competitions with performing arts students from other universities.


剧院 majors can apply to do a senior project. Concordia enjoys good 工作ing relationships with a large number of organizations in Southern California. Below are just a few examples of where our students have interned.

  • 机会剧院
  • Actors 剧院 of Louisville
  • 拉霍亚剧场
  • 迪斯尼公司
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival


奖学金 for majors AND non-majors participating in theatre range from $1000 up to half of the price of tuition.



愚蠢的提议 actors preparing for a performance



异想天开 opening scene of a sheet with silhouette shadows through a sheet



Two actors performing a scene on stage

A Year with Frog and Toad



在康考迪亚, you will benefit from a diverse set of core courses in a liberal arts context that allow you to pursue your vocation. You can choose to focus your degree in a specialized area of emphasis. Concordia’s 剧院 program is supported by ancillary classes as well, such as dance classes and private voice lessons from our Music department.

  • 戏剧示范课程
  • THR 251: Introduction to 剧院
  • 3
This course will provide an overview of the various conventions, 形式, 风格, and genres of the theatre, including principles of play analysis and exploration of theatre criticism from dramaturgical, 文学, and cultural perspectives through the thematic discussions of representative contemporary plays. 需要实地考察.
  • THR 261:代理
  • 3
As an introduction to basic acting techniques, students will examine ways to construct the interior, 物理, and vocal life of a character, learn warm-up procedures, 以及分期原则, including experiences in scene analysis, performance of monologues, 和临时措施. Field trips may be included. Prerequisite: THR 251 or consent of instructor.
  • THR 311: Introduction to 技术生产
  • 3
Through hands-on experiences, this course will introduce the practical application of theatrical design principles including techniques and practices of technical organization, 设置建设, 照明的准备, 服装结构, 化妆品的应用程序, 做好充分准备. Field trips and participation in on-campus production 工作 required. A lab fee of $50 is required for this course. Prerequisite: THR 251 or consent of instructor.
  • THR 321: Introduction to Theatrical 设计
  • 3
As an introduction to the theories and principles of theatrical design, this course will emphasize the holistic and scenographic approach, 在Explore场景时, 照明, 服装, 化妆, and sound design with director/designer collaboration. Field trips and participation in on-campus production 工作 required. A lab fee of $50 is required. Prerequisite: THR 251 or consent of instructor.
  • THR 351: Play Direction 1
  • 3
This course will introduce students to the following techniques: play selection and analysis, 试镜, scene design and staging, 演员指导, 彩排的策略, and production management, including both the principles for proscenium and the open stage. Workshop scenes are presented and evaluated. Prerequisites: THR 251, 261 and 262, or consent of instructor.
  • THR 390: Practicum: 剧院
  • 2
一个实际的, hands-on learning experience where students will 工作 on one or more theatre department productions. Earned in one-unit increments.


Professors in the 剧院部门 are active participants in mentoring students and nurturing individual 艺术的发展. 我们的 curriculum is developed and delivered by Faculty 谁 integrate classroom techniques with hands-on experience.

Lori Siekman

Lori Siekman


Professor Siekmann is the 2015 recipient of the 肯尼迪 Center/American College 剧院 Festival's Gold Medallion of Excellence - - - highest award the 肯尼迪 Center gives to educators. Three of her productions have been invited to appear at the regional festival of KC/ACTF.




A recipient of the KC/ACTF Award for Excellence in Education, Professor Vezner collaborated 与教授. Lee from English to lead the 2016 Around-the-World Semester®花了一个团队 students to 10 countries over 20 weeks - studying and serving in each country. 他以前的工作 includes 14 years as a professional stage director in Chicago.




Professor Sierszyn brings a wealth of experience and education to his 工作 at Concordia. Andrew has served as a technical director for productions at Sunset Playhouse, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and Illinois State University, as well as being a prolific designer for Wisconsin Lutheran College and Illinois State University. 此外,他的 工作 as a scenic designer and charge artist includes professional summer stock at the Monomoy 剧院 in Chatham, Massachusetts.


One of our greatest assets at Concordia University Irvine is our dedicated Faculty. In a small learning environment, our professors care about you—not just your performance—and they cultivate lifelong mentoring relationships with the students they teach.

戏剧学院说话 给教授


For more information about the 剧院 major at Concordia University Irvine, we invite you to contact us 直接.

(949) 214-3425


Take a peek at what goes on behind the scenes.