Upcoming Events

  • September 4
    TFMS Open House, 7:30-8:30 p.m.+, Bruce Davis Theater, MH. Come enjoy the party! Mandatory for declared and intended TFMS majors.
  • September 9-10
    Auditions, Much Ado About Nothing, 6:00-10:00 p.m., Bruce Davis Theater, MH. Contact the director, Michael Ellis-Tolaydo, for information.
  • September 22
    Eighth Annual TFMS Film Series, with filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer ("The Act of Killing"), 7:15 p.m., Cole Cinema, Campus Center. Free and open to the public. 
  • October 20
    Eighth Annual TFMS Film Series, with filmmaker Lynne Sachs ("Your Day Is My Night"), 8:15 p.m., Cole Cinema, Campus Center. Free and open to the public.
  • October 30-31
    Performances of "Falling Man, a dance-art project," with Leonard Cruz & Caitie Sullivan, 8:00 p.m. (Oct. 30) & 4:30 p.m. (Oct. 31), Boyden Gallery, MH. Free and open to the public.


TFMS Alumni
Where Are They Now?

Megan Rippey

Megan Rippey (class of 2008, B.A. women, gender, and sexuality studies, minor in theater studies) recently completed her M.F.A. in acting at the California Institute of the Arts (class of 2013).


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Mark A. Rhoda
For comments about this site or suggestions for its improvement, contact: marhoda@smcm.edu

Off-Campus Study

TFMS majors may earn academic credit by successfully completing an off-campus course of study. Before application, students should consult their faculty adviser to determine, variously, the nature of course work to be undertaken, responsibilities to be met, and requirements for satisfactory completion of work.

Bread and Puppet TheaterStudy Abroad: The Office of International Education, located in Glendening Hall, advises and facilitates students who wish to study abroad for academic credit. The office also administers the National Student Exchange program. Students can participate in one of St. Mary's Signature Semesters Abroad, in England, The Gambia, Italy, and Thailand, or they can apply to attend another program (Exchange Semesters Abroad) with the approval of the College and to have academic credits transferred back to SMCM. Students interested in studying abroad must meet all requirements of the international education program, as outlined in the College catalog. TFMS students who plan a course of study abroad should meet with their faculty advisor prior to application to a program. Study abroad satisfies the Experiencing the Liberal Arts in the World (ELAW) requirement of the Core curriculum.

Study Tour to London: Sponsored by TFMS and the Office of International Education, the study tour to London takes place every January during winter break for one week and is led by David Groupé of the TFMS department. Participants attend theater performances, engage in post-performance discussions with theater personnel whenever possible, and visit local museums. Five theater tickets, air travel, hotel accommodations, and breakfasts are included in the package. Free time is also built into the tour to allow one to explore London on one's own. Students can receive one credit of independent study for their participation in the tour. Students interested in the study tour to London should consult Mr. Groupé (dvgroupe@smcm.edu) for further information about the tour's activities and about independent study credit.

Internships: Arranged through the College's Career Development Center by formal application to the Internship Program and supervised by a faculty member from the student's major field of study, the off-campus internship is a pre-approved, individually designed experience that affords students opportunities to explore relationships between classroom learning and practical application of knowledge in everyday work situations. Approved internships may be used to satisfy the Experiencing the Liberal Arts in the World (ELAW) requirement of the Core curriculum. Students interested in pursuing an internship must meet all requirements for admission to the Internship Program, as outlined in the College catalog.


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