Explore the Arts at Mount Aloysius

Expressive Arts
Theatre
Vox Nova

Express Yourself with Expressive Arts

At Mount Aloysius, artists have the opportunity to take classes in a variety of mediums as well as to participate in the unique Expressive Arts for Healing classes.

Expressive Arts for Healing is a series of three classes that focus on community outreach. In these courses, students learn to use a variety of processes and modalities (such as drawing, movement, sound, play/drama, storytelling, poetry, and writing/journaling) to complement and enhance the healing process. Students have the opportunity to work with community members at sites utilizing art as part of the healing process.

Students can also take general art classes to express their creativity. Art classes offered in the past include ceramics, drawing, painting, Survey of Art, and more.

You can pair any major with a minor in art or art therapy!

  • A student assists an artist in Expressive Arts Therapy techniques
  • Students work on painting an expressive arts piece
  • A student drawing
  • A student glazing ceramics

Take the Spotlight On (or Behind!) Stage

Whether you were born to be in the spotlight, or you enjoy the fast-paced tasks backstage, you’ll fit in with the Mount Aloysius Theatre Department. The department typically performs at least two shows a year (often a musical and a play), and all are welcome to participate regardless of experience or skill. Students can participate in theatre as:

  • Actors and/or singers
  • Scenic, costume, sound, and lighting design
  • Backstage run crew
  • Stage management
  • Poster and program design
  • Directing

English majors can declare a concentration in theatre, and any major can support a theatre minor!

  • The company of MAC's production of Urinetown
  • Jesus and his disciples in MAC's production of Godspell
  • The three Fionas sing in MAC's production of Shrek

Sing Your Heart Out With Vox Nova

Vox Nova–the College’s select mixed vocal ensemble–has been bringing the gift of song to the campus and local community for over 25 years. Students who enjoy singing and performing are encouraged to audition for the group. Vox singers perform at mass, put on holiday concerts, and sing at a variety of local events.

Members of Vox Nova pursuing their bachelor’s degree are able to claim the choral performance minor.

  • Vox Nova students and alumni sing at the 25th anniversary concert
  • Vox Nova students and alumni sing at the 25th anniversary concert
  • Vox Nova performs at Commencement

Arts Fellowships at Mount Aloysius

A scene from "12 Angry Jurors"
Choral director Nancy Way conducts a Vox Nova concert
A student writes for the Belltower Student Newspaper

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