Augsburg named “Top 5″ theater program outside of New York

Theater-Top-5-BackstageBackstage magazine’s 2012 Fall College Guide listed Augsburg College among the top

five U.S. institutions for theater majors who wish to continue their studies professionally.

“In our Theater Arts Department, students connect with professional artists in the city

while they delve into their theater courses,” said Darcey Engen ’88, Augsburg College

associate professor and chair of theater arts.

Backstage, a theater publication in existence for more than 50 years, recommended

an Augsburg education for “enterprising, driven students looking to climb the [professional] ladder in double time.”

The article described the three academic theater concentrations offered by the College,

which include performance, directing/dramaturgy/playwriting, and design/technical. The article also highlighted Augsburg’s course offerings and emphasized the theater program’s proximity to the renowned, Minneapolis-based Guthrie Theater.

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