Theatre Major Requirements 2014–15

Cedarville University’s Department of Art, Design, and Theatre offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in theatre with a concentration in either performance or design.

Our rigorous program produces graduates that are well prepared for graduate school, educational programs, professional theatre, public media, and ministry settings.

Sample Four-Year Plan Current Catalog

Theatre core required courses are taken by both Performance and Design Concentrations.

Course NumberCourse NameCourse Hours
THTR-1360Introduction to Costuming3
THTR-1410Introduction to Theatre3
THTR-1440Stagecraft I1
THTR-1450Stagecraft II1
THTR-1490Introduction to Stage Lighting3
THTR-2350Directing I3
THTR-2430Acting I3
THTR-2470Makeup Design2
THTR-2500Introduction to Scenic Design3
THTR-3420Theatre History I2
THTR-3430Theatre History II2
THTR-3470Dramaturgy3
THTR-4400Professional Preparation Seminar2
THTR-4630The Christian in Theatre2

Emphasis: Acting, directing, dramaturgy

Key Courses: Advanced Acting, Voice for the Performer, Stage Movement, Directing I and II, Dramaturgy

Highlights: Students receive both classical and contemporary training from faculty who act and direct professionally. Students have opportunity to put the skills acquired in class into practice before a live audience, with more than a dozen productions staged annually at Cedarville.

Jobs in this field: Stage or film actor, director, dramaturg, stage manager, acting teacher (secondary, college, and graduate level), acting coach

Performance Concentration – 23 hours
THTR-1230Voice for the Performer3
THTR-1430Stage Movement3
THTR-2410Advanced Performance Techniques3
THTR-3460Acting II3
THTR-3510Directing II3
THTR-3530Techniques of American Musical Theatre2
THTR-XXXXTheatre elective3
Select one of the following with theatre with theatre faculty approval:
THTR-4810Internship: Theatre *3
THTR-4840Senior Theatre Project *3
*Capstone Course
  • Emphasis: Visual and technical aspects of theatre
  • Key Courses: Set Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Scenic Painting, Costume History
  • Highlights: Students learn the skills necessary to excel in design and technical production through a wide array of classes, taught by faculty who design professionally. Students will also develop a dynamic portfolio while working on campus productions.
  • Jobs in this field: Scenic designer, lighting designer, costume designer, costume builder, costume shop manager, master electrician, carpenter, scenic painter, props master, technical director, teacher (secondary, college, and graduate level)
Design Concentration – 23 hours
THTR-2440Stagecraft III1
THTR-2460Costume Design3
THTR-3440Stage Costume History3
THTR-3450Stagecraft IV1
THTR-3490Stage Lighting Design3
THTR-3520Scenic Painting3
THTR-4500Scenic Design3
THTR-XXXXTheatre elective3
Select one of the following with theatre with theatre faculty approval:
THTR-4810Internship: Theatre *3
THTR-4840Senior Theatre Project *3
*Capstone Course