BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS THEATRE

Students perform in The Addams Family production

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

This is a general theatre degree with emphasis areas of performance and design. This course of study is for those wishing to pursue professional or graduate work in theatre.  Faculty members will guide you in production work. Students will have the opportunity to design mainstage productions and direct full-length shows. Students perform in productions as early as their first semester. You may audition for and earn scholarships to study or participate in mainstage theatre. Four mainstage productions, including multiple student-directed one act plays and one musical, are produced each year. Students work annually with a professional actor in the Guest Artist Production and take master classes taught by professionals.

WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN THEATRE?

Many students find that theatre helps them develop the confidence that’s essential to speaking clearly, lucidly, and thoughtfully. Theatre experience helps you learn creative problem-solving techniques that are applicable to many jobs. You learn to work effectively with different types of people. The complexities of a theatrical production demand people willing to be self-starters. undertake any task that needs to be done in order for the production to succeed.

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Student Run Clubs: Theta Alpha Phi – Theatre Honors Fraternity
Honor Societies: Theta Alpha Phi
Professional Experiences: Students may choose to do an internship. Also, many students work in summer theatres as actors, crew or designers.
Travel Study Courses: Aside from the general education travel study opportunities, C-SC Theatre offers a variety of travel study courses: Applied Theatre, Fine Arts International Travel Study and Theatre Travel Lab
Service Learning: Theatre productions, children’s theatre production and theatrical outreach are a part of the theatre curriculum.
Awards and Recognition: Our department and faculty are regularly recognized for their work by the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. Students have been recognized for their outstanding work in the areas of design, acting, directing and stage management.

AFTER C-SC

Our students either work in the professional field or continue with graduate study. Graduates in the professional field work full time in performance, company and house management and design and crew work.

C-SC Rranked #1 in Missouri as Best College for Employment according to Zippia, Inc.

“The commitment I gave to the productions has definitely come back two-fold in the experience and bonds created. The things I learned at C-SC provided stepping stones for my life in the future.”
–Logan Walker '19
working in box offices and front of house for Chicago theater companies

AT A GLANCE:

Can you minor is this program? 
Yes

Popular second major
Art, Communication, English, Political Science, Pre-Law, Psychology.

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For more information, contact:
Dr. Haidee Heaton
Professor of Theatre
Chair, Department of Theatre
Phone: 573-288-6000, ext 6434
Email: hheaton@culver.edu

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