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Theatre Major Requirements 2015–16

Jane Eyre adapted by Christina Calvit, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte. Performances run through September 29th to October 9th.

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