Theatre Management, BS

The Theatre Management major consists of 60 credit hours including 3 semesters of theatre management practicum credit earned through participation in campus productions and required internship in theatre management. Students will learn to apply business and management skills to the art of theatre in community with faculty, staff, and other students in an environment that encourages them to consider their vocation as service in God’s world. A strong foundation in the liberal arts emphasizing critical thinking, effective communication, and scholarly research provides graduates with real-world marketable skills and excellent preparation for graduate studies. Year-round opportunities for students to perform, design, direct, and manage, mentored by faculty and other local professionals, broadens the depth of experience of our students, preparing them to become professional stage managers, theatre managers, and artistic directors.

Program Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcomes are linked to assignments and activities throughout this program. After completing program requirements,

  1. Students will be able to analyze a play script using a variety of interpretive strategies.
  2. Students will be able to synthesize script analysis into artistic expression through the visual, oral, kinesthetic, and written modes of communication found in acting, design, directing, and dramaturgy.
  3. Students will be able to describe how theatre can reflect, promote, and challenge its cultural context.
  4. Students will be able to articulate their personal beliefs, values, attitudes, and abilities in theatre in relation to the Christian story and service in God’s world.
  5. Students will understand and effectively communicate the “language of business” and best practices in human resource management.
  6. Students will apply business and management skills to the creative process through practical experience on a production management team.

Requirements for the BS in Theatre Management

General Education Core 40 hours

Theatre Core 30 hours

THE 1001Introduction to Theatre Studies

1

THE 1041Theatre Management Practicum

1

THE 1041Theatre Management Practicum

1

THE 1041Theatre Management Practicum

1

THE 1103Acting I

3

THE 1112Introduction to Technical Theatre

2

THE 2603Play Analysis

3

THE 3001Theatre as Vocation

1

THE 3513Stage Management

3

THE 4113Directing

3

THE 4601Senior Seminar in Theatre

1

THE 4893Theatre Internship

3

Any 4 upper-division THE hours

4

Choose one

THE 3313History of Western Theatre: Greeks to Renaissance

3

THE 3323History of Western Theatre: Renaissance to the Present

3

Business Core 30 hours

MGT 2603Principles of Management

3

MKT 2503Principles of Marketing

3

ACC 2113Accounting I

3

ACC 2123Accounting II

3

BUS 3003Business Communication

3

PRN 2613Introduction to Public Relations

3

HRM 3613Human Resource Management

3

BUS 4943Ethics in Business

3

Any 6 upper-division hours from MGT, MKT, BUS, MED, PRN, JRN

6

Electives 20 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120