The cast of a Cedarville stage production performs in front of elaborate background

Theatre Design Minor

About the Theatre Design Minor

The theatre design minor will equip you to create effective, pleasing scenery, lighting, and costumes to complement theatre productions. This minor must be combined with a major (in any field) in order to graduate with your bachelor’s degree and be fully prepared for your chosen career path.

Why Study Theatre Design at Cedarville?

Program Highlights

  • 18–19 semester hours in costuming, stagecraft, lighting, and scene design

Consider These Majors

Students studying theatre design may consider these majors:

  • Music
  • Studio Art
  • Worship
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Theatre Scholarships

We are proud to offer  Theatre Scholarships to new theatre majors, ranging from $1,000–$2,000. Awards are based on your audition or design portfolio review, theatrical experience, academic merit, and financial need.

Placement Success

We’re proud of our successful graduates! 100% of recent graduates from the Department of Art, Design, and Theatre were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Check out Cedarville's other placement rates.

Campus in the fall

Trustees Name Future Business Center, Approve New Faculty and Increase Scholarships for New Students

At its October 3 meeting, the Cedarville University board of trustees approved the naming of the new Lorne C. Scharnberg Business Center, reviewed and updated new student scholarships, added three new members to its board ranks, approved 10 faculty hires, and authorized construction of a storage warehouse.
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Students Helping with 50th Annual Dove Awards

Cedarville students will escort award winners on stage and to press briefings.
Dr. John Mortensen

Music Professor Named a Fulbright Scholar

Dr. John Mortensen will perform and lecture at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
AYO spring dance show 2018

Dancing Through the "Hills and Valleys"

Spring dance show will explore the up and down rhythms of life.

Program Curriculum

Sample courses:

  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Stagecraft I