The Department of Theater is an academic unit within the Department of Humanities, engaged in teaching, creative activity, and service.
The Department of Theater blends scholarship and practice into an academically-based theater experience that provides students with broad-based exposure to the human experience and a sound foundation in the skills of theater craft. Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge of performance, production, theater history and literature, and contemporary practice in order to complete their education at a senior institution. Graduates will also be able to demonstrate intrapersonal and interpersonal skills in the form of leadership qualities, self-discipline, creative expression, critical thinking, and the ability to work effectively as part of a collaborative team.
The SIC Department of Theater offers the right combination of theory, practice and imagination— an effective blend of academic work, production experience and creativity. Housed in the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center in the heart of the Harrisburg campus, the Department combines the advantages of the personalized attention of smaller institutions while offering the wide range of performing experiences found in larger universities. Tradition and excellence are hallmarks of theater at SIC. Our program offers our students a hands-on experience that is not available in many larger institutions. Courses available include, Acting, Stage Make-up, Scenic Design and Construction, and Beginning Ballet, Tap and Jazz.