Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/Music or Music/Theatre
The Humanities Department and the Music Department have collaborated to offer a new major combining elements of both Theatre and Music instruction. Depending upon which of those fields you wish to emphasize, the degree can be called Theatre/Music or Music/Theatre. Students will take a significant number of courses in each field. Most students in this program have previous musical training and at least some theatre experience, if not formal training.
This major can be taken through the Humanities Department or the Music Department. If you undertake the Music/Theatre major, you will be considered a Music Department student; if you undertake the Theatre/Music major, you will be considered a Humanities Department student.
We developed the Theatre/Music program to meet a clear need in professional-theatre and church sectors for well-trained college graduates with a hybrid theatre-and-music background. Many big churches, these days, need dedicated Christian professionals to help with their large-scale multimedia-and-stage productions, and clearly the world of professional live theatre needs the positive influence of stable, dedicated Christians as actors, directors, and/or technical specialists.
Our Theatre/Music program offers education and training across a wide range of knowledge and skills. Graduates with that major will have studied the history and theory of drama and music as well as the principles and techniques of performance and play-production. Their degree should equip them to compete well for jobs in churches with strong drama programming and in community theatres that alternate classical plays with versions of Broadway musicals.
The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/Music (with an emphasis in theatre) requires 63-65 credit-hours of work in the major. The student will take 46 hours of Theatre/Music “core” courses and 17 hours of “emphasis” coursework in Theatre. This degree offers an option to the stage-oriented student who would like to combine his or her musical and theatrical talents in the world of professional drama. Students who wish to emphasize the musical aspect of the program must take 18 hours of “emphasis” coursework in Music instead.
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.
|History of Drama I||Study of cultural and social history from the vantage point of drama. Covers theories of dramatic criticism, dramaturgy, physical staging, and analysis of
conventions from pre-Grecian times to about 1700.
|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.
|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.
|Costume Design||Introductory course on the history of costume, the basics of design, and costume construction.|
|Introduction to Music Technology|| The production of music through MIDI and computer-based sequencing programs including MIDI sequencing using software, peripheral devices, MIDI
orchestration, sampling, virtual instruments, digital audio in multiple file formats, multi-track recording, post-processing of multi-track recordings, and
composition of original music.
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:
- Stage Actor/Singer
- Stage Instrumentalist (Musician)
- Stage Director
- Play Producer
- Technical Assistant
- Church Drama Director
- Church Fine Arts Director or Assistant Director
There are no special requirements for the program, but we assume that most students will come to it with some formal musical training and some theatrical experience, if not formal training. Students who come with a basic music-theory background from instrumental or vocal lessons should feel more comfortable with the music side of the degree program than those who would be starting from scratch.
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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