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Theatre Arts


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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 the 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 productions and build your personal repertoire.

Get on track for these careers

  • High School Theatre Teacher
  • Actor
  • Choreographer
  • Dancer
  • Theatre Director
  • Film Director
  • Theatre Stage Manager
  • Drama Therapist
  • Set Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Theatrical Makeup Artist
  • Producer
  • Arts Management
  • Dramaturge

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Theatre Productions

The Theater Arts Major gives each student an opportunity to be a part of multiple semi-professional productions. Those who major in Theatre Arts are only required to be part of a production per semester but are allowed to be a part of more if they wish. The students who take full advantage of these productions will impact the world through the stories they tell, the way they work, and the light of God shining through them.

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Minor in Theatre Arts

A Theatre Arts minor allows students in all majors to gain an 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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Audition & Scholarship Information

The Music, Theatre, & Dance Scholarship is presented to outstanding high school seniors and transfer students who are committed to a career in music, theatre, or dance. The total award amounts vary depending on the student’s musical ability and the needs of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance. To qualify, students must declare a major in the department, complete the scholarship application, and audition in person or video.

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John Broda
Class of 2020

"Before coming to Taylor, I struggled to see how I could pursue jobs with challenging or controversial content and still be a person of faith. I realize now that these two things, my faith and my art, are not mutually exclusive. After four years at Taylor, it is so clear to me that there are so many stories that need to be told that are not always easy or comfortable to tell. However, I know God is calling me and others to tell these difficult stories with honesty and integrity, because they give us all perspective, provide space for dialogue, and shine a light into the darkness."

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Leah Perry
Class of 2016

“At the end of the day, it all falls on my shoulders, and I would have had no foundation without Taylor University’s multi-dimensional theatre."

Theatre Arts Curriculum & Degree Options

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

Liberal Arts Foundational Core

A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.

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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.

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