Great theatre asks good questions and opens the hearts of its audience to new ideas through the eyes of its characters. It can also tell stories that communicate truth, including the truth of the gospel. The purpose of this program is to give students both a theoretical understanding of theatrical acting, directing and production, and the opportunity to develop their own skills in these areas. The Theatre program prepares students to effectively perform in and direct plans and drama sketches in a church setting, for a mission agency, or with a secular organization.
THR 242 Introduction to Theatre THR 249 Theatre Practicum THR 340 Principles of Acting THR 344 Stagecraft THR 342 Theatre History I (up to 1850) THR 347 Theatre History II (since 1850) THR 441 Play Directing THR 400 Senior Seminar THR 248 Theatre Production Lab I THR 348 Theatre Production Lab II COM 380 Internship COM 400 Senior Seminar
Upper Level Electives in THR: THR 341 Stage Construction & Design THR 343 Acting & Directing Shakespeare THR 346 Contemporary American Theatre THR 445 Advanced Acting THR 447 Advanced Directing