Loyola University Chicago

Theatre

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Advising

Declaring a Major or Minor

Students who wish to major or minor in Theatre should:

  1. Start at the Hub.
  2. Make an appointment with the Director of Theatre, Mark Lococo.
  3. The director will assign an advisor in the student’s area of study, create an appropriate schedule, and answer any questions the student may have. 

Academic Advisor / Faculty Advisor

All undergraduate students at Loyola are assigned one academic advisor.

  • If you are a freshman or sophomore, your advisor is in the Office of First and Second Year Advising.
  • If you are a junior or senior, Advising is handled by the Deans Office of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • If you declare a Theatre major, the Department will assign you a faculty advisor to advise on theatre courses. 

Meeting with your Advisor

Majors and minors should consult their advisor regularly, for assistance with meeting major and minor requirements, more general curricular advice, and career suggestions. Consulting with the advisor may be especially helpful in November and April, when students register for the upcoming semesters. Advisors will also give information on auditions and performances.

To find out who your advisor is, log into LOCUS and look at the bottom right of the screen.   

If you believe you are a Theatre major and do not see an advisor, please contact the Director of Theatre, Mark Lococo.

Study Abroad
The Office for International Programs (OIP) offers over 100 programs in 55 countries with centers in Rome, Beijing and Vietnam. OIP is dedicated to making sure that all students have the opportunity to participate in a program. For more information, click here.

One option that theatre majors can apply to is study abroad in London. The London Dramatic Academy is a long established program in Theatre that offers a lively and intense introduction to the principles of British acting. Students earn 16 credits for successful completion of the one semester program. For more information, including application procedures and requirements, please click here.

If you are planning studying abroad, you may need to seek out early course approval for major, minor, and core credits. It is highly advised that students be in their junior year to study abroad. It is imperative that you meet with your faculty advisor to create a plan to stay on track for graduation.

Musical Theatre

Declaring a Minor
To declare a Musical Theatre Minor, you must be a Dance, Music, or Theatre major. Qualified students who wish to minor in Musical Theatre should make an appointment with the Chairperson, Sarah Gabel

A word of advice to all minors: it is important that you enter the dance sequences appropriate to your skill level.  Contact the Director of Dance to determine your placement.

Music Theory and Musicianship courses are also sequenced according to the student's skill level.  Note: MUSC 144 or 245 must be taken concurrently with whichever level of Music Theory (MUSC 144 or 244) the student takes, according to their skill level.  

THTR 203: Dramatic Structure and Theatrical Processes is the foundation for all theatre courses and should be taken first before other theatre classes if possible.