The theatre program at SBU will prepare you for a variety of career paths as you engage with all facets of theatre including acting, directing, set and costume design, lighting and sound design, script analysis, stage management and arts administration.
Theatre is one of the most hands-on programs, and the small class sizes provide more performance and technical opportunities than you might find elsewhere. You will grow as an artist in a supportive community where you receive an academic education and performance experience within the context of a Christian worldview.
The Theatre degree is offered through SBU's Geneva Casebolt College of Music, Arts and Letters.
SBU Theatre typically produces four mainstage shows each year from a variety of genres. To view the current season line-up, lists of past productions and photos from previous shows, or to buy tickets to upcoming productions, please visit the Theatre Productions page.
The intentional integration of faith and discipline distinguishes SBU's theatre program. You will receive a rigorous academic education while also being challenged to consider how you can incorporate your Christian faith in your work as an artist.
SBU's theatre program carefully considers and integrates faith in all aspects of theatre, from show selection to casting, design and production. You will be challenged to learn and grow as an artist within an environment that upholds your beliefs and values.
SBU theatre majors have completed internships in various capacities at places such as:
SBU theatre majors have the opportunity to "study abroad" for a semester through programs at:
SBU theatre graduates have pursued a variety of career paths in acting, arts marketing, church drama ministry, playwriting, stage construction, stage management, and teaching, at places such as:
As a theatre major, you will participate in the SBU Theatre Program. Non-theatre majors also are invited to participate. No audition is required to become a theatre major at SBU.
SBU's Theatre Program typically produces four mainstage shows each year from a variety of genres. Other productions include improv shows, student plays and one-act plays. You can participate in productions in many different ways including acting, lighting, sound, costume or set design, marketing and more.
|THR 1023||Acting I||3|
|ENG 1113||English Composition I||3|
|BIB 1013||Old Testament History||3|
|CIS 1103||Computer and Information Management||3|
|UNI 1111||University Seminar||1|
|FAR/THR 1033||Introduction to Theatre||3|
|ENG 2213||English Composition II||3|
|COM 1103||Fundamentals of Speech Communication||3|
|BIB 1023||New Testament History||3|
|KIN 1162||Foundations of Physical Fitness/Wellness||2|
|UNI 1121||Introduction to Critical Thinking||1|
|THR 2013||Script Analysis (Fall, odd)||3|
|ECO 2003||LIFE Economics||3|
|SPF 2012||Introduction to Spiritual Formation||2|
|THR 1011||Theatre Production Workshop||1|
|MAT 1143||College Algebra||3|
|THR 3033||Acting II||3|
|THR 3053||Scenic Design||3|
|Physical Science course||4|
|THR 4203||History and Literature of Theatre I (fall, even)||3|
|PSY 1013||General Psychology or|
|SOC 1003||Introductory Sociology||3|
|HIS 2213/2223||U.S. History I or II||3|
|THR 4213||History and Literature of Theatre II (Spring, odd)||3|
|THR 3013||Stage Management (Spring, odd) or|
|THR 4013||Theatre Management (Spring, even)||3|
|THR 4003||Lighting and Sound Design or|
|THR 3063||Costume Design (Spring, odd)||3|
|THR 4023||Directing of Plays||3|
|POL 1113||American Government and Politics||3|
|THR 4311||Senior Capstone||1|
|THR 3001||Theatre Performance Workshop||1|
|BIO 1004||Principles of Biology||4|
This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.
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