Theatre

All the world’s a stage.

The Millsaps theatre program offers you the chance to be involved from the moment you step on campus. There is a role for everyone — director, designer, actor, painter, technician, builder and more. Spanning 100 years, the Millsaps Players have a tradition of producing high-quality productions and meaningful experiences for all involved. You will have opportunities to work with students and faculty from across campus, guest artists, alumni, and members of the Greater Jackson theatre community.
Why study Theatre at Millsaps?

In their own words

Claire Azordegan

“Millsaps Theatre gives me a space to think outside the box, step out of my comfort zone and grow my confidence. I’m able to participate in all aspects of a production — from performing on stage, to helping with props and costume design. The environment is also incredibly supportive. ”

Connor Sutton

"This program is amazing as it enables a student to get hands on with the work of theatre, regardless of their level of experience, and is one of the few programs I have encountered that teaches not just the soft skills of life, but self-confidence in your work. The program develops students, regardless of their role. There are so many different ways to be involved, from advertising, set design, lighting and sound, acting, and much more.”

Featured Courses

Here is a sampling of a few courses that might pique your interest.

THEA 1500 Acting I - Foundations in Realism
Explore the Stanislavski System of acting. Topics include concentration, sensory physical work, working with emotion, making choices and scene analysis. This class has both written and performance assignments.
THEA 1710 Improvisation I
Experience the joy of no plans or judgements at all as you build your skills as an instant live theatremaker. Students of all levels join this class to create scenes and whole stories for hilarious, unforgettable live performances on campus.

Degree Options

Discover your degrees, minors, concentrations and certification options available for this field of study.

Minor in Theatre
Millsaps theatre graduates are working professionally in the theatre and entertainment industries and in fields as varied as finance, religion, film, journalism, psychology, medicine, education, law, nonprofit management and communication.
Self-Designed Major
Design a major to best fit your personality, career goals and specific educational needs. The self-designed major is a customized major that you design, working closely with appropriate faculty. Create your own theatre major.

Pathways

Our curriculum emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to any career (and therefore any Pathway), as well as scientific writing and experimentation skills that may be especially critical to students interested in any of our six Pathways tracks.

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Millsaps was a transformative institution for me. I always knew I wanted to teach at a liberal arts college like it when I finished graduate school.

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