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Theatre Arts Major/Minor

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In Taylor’s Theatre Arts program, you will build on your God-given passion for theatre through an immersive experience that seeks excellence on and off stage.

Majoring in Theatre Arts will develop your skills in acting, stagecraft, management, and play direction. Plus, you will have opportunities to consider the biblical foundations of theatre arts, face difficult questions in pursuit of Truth, and integrate your faith into a theatrical art form.

By joining our national award-winning theatre program, you can add to Taylor Theatre’s legacy of high-quality production and build your personal repertoire.

Immersive Theatre Arts Experience

Theatre majors at Taylor are willing to do the hard work. They sacrifice time and energy to immerse themselves into their crafts—working together and challenging each other to create quality performances that honor God and exemplify their own pursuits of excellence.

Through Theatre Arts courses, you will study in-depth stage diction, set design, play directing, and dramaturgy. You will explore theatre's history and development since its supposed origins in ancient Greece and Rome, practice character development techniques, and audition for theatre performances.

Every Theatre Arts student will participate in two productions each year, eight in total. Senior Theatre majors also direct their own productions in Taylor Theatre’s One Act Festival each year.

Theatre Arts Minor

A Theatre Arts minor allows students in all majors to gain immersive experience in the theatre. Expound upon your passion for theatre by participating in Taylor productions and taking courses in theatre history, acting, play directing, and stagecraft. Students in Educational Studies, English, and Film and Media Production majors may be inclined to add this minor.

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Theatre Arts Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.

Contact the Theatre Program

Tracy Manning, Department Co-Chair & Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Christopher Bade, Department Co-Chair & Professor of Music

Judy Kirkwood, Theatre Program Assistant