Bachelor of Arts in Theatre or Speech Education
The Theatre/Speech Education degree program brings the stage to life for those passionate about educating students in effective interpretation. The program provides a broad track with exposure to multiple disciplines of informative, dramatic, persuasive and improvisational communication styles.
Experiences in this program range from starring in campus productions, to working behind the scenes, to viewing professionals up close through Evangel’s Artist Series. Many Off Broadway and critically acclaimed shows have arrived on campus or in local drama outlets for students to witness. Theatre/Speech Education students also take required courses in Education, including early practicum experiences in the classroom and their professional semester of student teaching. Students may also get practical experience in speech and debate by participating with Evangel’s Forensics team. Together, the experiences gained through this program yield competitive teachers for The Arts. .
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.|
Learning Outcomes (pdf)
|Learning outcomes describe the knowledge and skills you will have gained and be able to demonstrate by the end of this program. Download the pdf to view|
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.
|Improvisation||Covers the fundamentals of playing into situation without a script, learning techniques for ensemble, and exploring theatre games for actor development.|
|Staging Techniques||Practical experience in a regularly scheduled University dramatic production. Open to any student who wants to work as a crew member.|
|Makeup 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.|
|Principles of Directing||Fundamentals of play-directing, emphasizing research techniques, promptbook formatting, and historical investigation of directorial theories. Required of all Drama majors and minors.|
|Lighting||Introductory course on the history of lighting, the basics of design, lighting instruments, and the use of such instruments.|
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.
|GPA||Achieve a 3.0 grade point average in content area and professional education courses, while maintaining a 2.75 cumulative grade point average across all courses.|
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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