​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

As a student of theatre and interpretation at CMU, you’ll explore performance, design and technical opportunities inside and outside the classroom. You’ll have access to scene and costume shops, as well as rehearsal rooms. Dedicated faculty members go the extra mile to help you develop your talents. You’ll expand your experience by taking part in University Theatre, Studio Theatre Series and CMU Summer Theatre.​​

Put Your Degree to Work

For More Information

Visit the theatre and dance website​ or contact:

Department of Theatre and Dance
Moore Hall 133
Phone: 989-774-7710​

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Theatre & Interpretation Major

Total: 43 semester hours
Core Courses
(31 hours)
In addition, take 3 studio courses in 3 different areas.
TAI 170
Oral Interpretation of Literature
TAI 177
Stagecraft and Stage Lighting
TAI 182
Acting I
TAI 278
Stage Makeup
TAI 481
TAI 499
Senior Capstone
TAI 574
History of Drama and Theatre I
TAI 575
History of Drama and Theatre II
TAI 580
Dramatic Theory and Criticism
Required Courses
(12 hours)
Select 12 hours of TAI courses in consultation with an advisor.