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.
"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."
“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."
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.
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.