Theatre and Media Performance
Join the program that will have you ready to perform—on stage and on film.
The new Theatre and Media Performance program at Stevenson offers a career-oriented curriculum that will prepare you for success in today's entertainment industries.
Bachelor of Science
Unlike traditional theatre programs, Stevenson's bachelor's in Theatre and Media Performance emphasizes the similarities and differences among stage, Internet, video, and film performance. You'll study movement, voice for the actor, improvisation, scene analysis, and script analysis within historical and cultural contexts and learn how these skills apply to theatre and media productions. You will gain self-awareness and explore both verbal and nonverbal expression and creative thinking and apply these skills to stage and media performances. You'll also learn how to audition and be prepared to perform for the camera.
- Learn and apply appropriate skills unique to stage, video, Internet, and film performances.
- Creatively communicate verbally and non-verbally.
- Interpret plays and media scripts through literary-style analysis and performance.
- Use collaborative problem-solving skills through all aspects of the production process.
- Integrate interpretations of historical and contemporary artistic styles into performance.
A complete listing of learning objectives for the Theatre and Media Performance program can be found in our Academic Catalog.
Why Study Theatre and Media Performance?
Through a combination of classroom instruction and performances, you'll gain the skills needed to meet the demands of today's theatre and media careers. A required internship will give you professional exposure and networking opportunities to help put you on your career path. Career options include acting, producing, directing, and other roles in the motion picture and video, performing arts, and broadcasting industries.
- Learn how to audition and be prepared to perform for the camera before you graduate.
- Take advantage of the newly designed, career-oriented curriculum to be ready to work in the ever-evolving entertainment industry.
- Find an internship that meets your personal interests and furthers your career goals.
- Pursue a degree that lets you take courses that you can apply right away, such as Script Analysis, Improvisation, Business of Acting, and more.
Courses & Requirements
Courses and Requirements
The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in theatre and media performance. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).
Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
FYS 100 First Year Seminar CM Any communication course THEA 103 Beginning Acting THEA 115 Stagecraft THEA 116 Script Analysis THEA 121 Introduction to Theatre THEA 203 Acting II THEA 204 Improvisational Theatre THEA 210 Acting for the Camera THEA 215 Theatre Practicum: Set Design and Construction THEA 216 Theatre Practicum: Scene Painting and Props THEA 217 Theatre Practicum: Stage Lighting and Sound THEA 218 Theatre Practicum: Costuming THEA 224 Play Performance THEA 240 Theatre History I THEA 241 Theatre History II THEA 270 Voice for the Actor THEA 275 Theatre Movement THEA 301 Acting III THEA 310 Acting for the Camera II THEA 318 Internship THEA 320 Performing Shakespeare THEA 335 Directing THEA 370 Advanced Voice for the Actor THEA 375 Advanced Movement THEA 410 Design and Collaboration THEA 430 Business of Acting THEA 452 Senior Project: Theatre
THEA 310: Course under development
Choose 3 or 4 different courses:
THEA 215 Theatre Practicum: Set Design and Construction THEA 216 Theatre Practicum: Scene Painting and Props THEA 217 Theatre Practicum: Stage Lighting and Sound THEA 218 Theatre Practicum: Costuming
Last Updated: 06/07/2017
Tracks & Minors
The minor in theatre requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with an THEA prefix. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Theatre 224 Play Performance is repeatable for credit; this course may only be counted twice toward a minor in Theatre. Please see an academic advisor for more information. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.
Last Updated: 06/07/2017
Earn a Minor
Launch, run, and build your own creative business. Students majoring in Theatre and Media Performance can prepare to launch their own innovative enterprise with a professional minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development.
What Can You Do With This Degree?
Graduates of our Theatre and Media Performance program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:
• Actor (Stage or screen)
• Stage Manager
• Production Manager
• Company Manager
• Props Manager
• Talent Agent
Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.