Bachelor of Art in Theatre
The Theatre major provides instruction in theatre history, literary appreciation of dramatic literature, dramatic interpretation, and the performance skills demanded of a thespian (theatre artist). Theatre majors complete 36-38 credits, with practical experiences in acting, directing, set design and costume design.
The Theatre degree program offers highly motivated students the educational opportunities they need to become well-rounded theatre professionals. It is dedicated to polishing students' acting skills but also to making them competent stage technicians and directors. The program requires students to recognize and value the literary artistry in plays, and it teaches them how to use literary insight to increase the impact of a stage production. Our Theatre program has a long history of producing classic, serious drama; recently, we have added musical theatre to the mix, so opportunities exist for students with a wide range of theatrical interests.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Principles of Directing||Fundamentals of play-directing, emphasizing research techniques, promptbook formatting, and historical investigation of directorial theories.|
|Improvisation||Covers the fundamentals of playing into situation without a script, learning techniques for ensemble, and exploring theatre games for actor development.|
|Method Acting||Concentrated study of ways to use the actor's inner resources to produce effective enactments of dramatic texts. Much studio scene-work allows the student-actor to practice using those resources in performance.|
|Play Production and Design Graphics||Practical experience in staging, lighting, scene design, and costuming. Designed for the student interested in producing school or church plays.|
|Make-up for the Stage||Techniques of supplying cosmetic highlight and shadow to enhance facial structure or provide corrective illusion for the stage. Also explores artificial hair applications with liquid latex and crepe hair.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Makeup artist and facial-hair artist for community theatres and liturgically based production
- Creative Ministries pastor
- Makeup and costume supervisory positions
- Acting, Auditioner developing an appropriate vitae
- Directing professional
- Stage manager
- Lighting designer
- Scenic artist
- Communicator for a professional production company
- Youth pastor with theatre company skill sets
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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