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Musical Theatre Minor

Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre


Welcome to the Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre!

We offer communication courses that feature performance activities and emphasize the theory, history, and criticism of rhetorical communication. Our experienced faculty members will help you achieve personal fulfillment, civic engagement, and career success.

In addition to providing public speaking classes for hundreds of St. John's students each semester, we also offer a major in Rhetoric and Public Address and several minor programs of study.



MUS 1260 The American Musical Theatre
RCT 1510 Introduction to Theatre or RCT 1530 Modern Theatre
RCT 1540 Introduction to Acting I
MUS 1620 Voice I or MUS 2620 Voice II

Electives (two chosen):

MUS 1070 The Opera
MUS 1230 History of American Popular Music
MUS 1240 History of Music in Film
RCT 1520 Creating Theatre
RCT 1580 Theatre Laboratory: Acting
RCT 1590 Theatre Laboratory: Directing
RCT 2540 Introduction to Acting II

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs  Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.

Contact Us

Jeremiah Hickey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
[email protected]

Michelle Semetis
Department Chair Secretary
St. John Hall, Room 344
[email protected]