Real-World Experience

Students interested in internships and field experiences are encouraged to seek out those opportunities.  Eligible students will have completed at least 12 theatre arts credits from the University of Minnesota, and will have completed courses related to the field experience or internship. 

It is recommended if the student is interested in this type of experience that they pursue these early, as they can take some time to locate and set up.  In some cases, theatre internship opportunities are not explicitly advertised in the same manner as administrative or business experiences.  Faculty members and advisors can direct students toward non-traditional hands-on practice that may not be apparent to the casual researcher.  Reach out to a faculty member in your area, or to your departmental advisor for more information on best practices.

Credit is available for students not receiving payment for their internship or field experience.  Contact Katie Willer at in advance of your internship to pursue that option.