Art, Music, and Theater

Arts, Music, and Theater Facts

  • Musical performance ensembles: 16
  • Students participating in theater productions: 250
  • Students participating in dance productions: 150
  • 12 percent of students major or minor in fine arts subjects each year
  • 25% take a music course or take part in a music group each semester
  • 200-plus students take an art history class each year
  • Only New York City has more theater seats per capita
  • Studio Art professors have been awarded residencies nationallly and internationally. Awards include McKnight Artist Fellowships, Jerome Foundation Fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts, and major commissions. Their work is included in national and international collections.

A Sample of Twin Cities Theaters

  • 20% Theatre Company
  • Children’s Theatre Company
  • Frank Theatre
  • Gremlin Theatre
  • Theater Mu
  • Arts Off-Leash Area
  • Mixed Blood Theatre
  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Penumbra Theatre
  • Pillsbury House
  • Theatre Stages
  • Theatre Company
  • Starting Gate Productions
  • Steppingstone Theatre
  • Teatro del Pueblo
  • Theatre Unbound

Fine Arts Student Organizations

  • Art Alliance
  • Art History Club
  • Bad Comedy
  • Flying Fingers
  • Fresh Concepts
  • Hip Hop Dance Team
  • Mac Players
  • Macalester Traditions (Trads)
  • Scotch Tape
  • Sirens