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Stevenson University Launching Theatre and Media Performance Major, Spring 2014

October 21, 2013 12:00 AM

Beginning in the spring of 2014, Stevenson University will offer a bachelor's of science degree in Theatre and Media Performance. Granted approval by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the new major will provide a springboard for students who want pursue careers in professional performance, production management, and acting that encompass both theater and other forms of contemporary media.

"I am terribly excited about this major," said Chris Roberts, Program Coordinator and Professor of Theater. "So many actors have told me that their first job out of school was a commercial or some type of television show and that they knew nothing about how to adjust their skills to media performance. Now, we offer students this option."

The program emphasizes the similarities and differences between stage, internet, video, and film performance. Students will also study movement, voice, improvisation, scene study, and script analysis within historical and cultural contexts, and will learn how these skills uniquely apply to theater and media productions. The major aims to prepare graduates for careers as an actor, stage manager, production manager, company manager, props manager, or talent agent.

For more information, contact Chris Roberts at

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult accelerated degrees at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.

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