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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.

  • Overview


    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.

    Learning Outcomes

    • 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.

    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 core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are provided in the course descriptions.

    Major Requirements

    • THEA 103 Beginning Acting
    • THEA 115 Stagecraft
    • THEA 116 Script Analysis
    • THEA 121 Introduction to Theatre
    • THEA 203 Acting II
    • THEA 204 Improvisation
    • THEA 210 Acting for the Camera
    • THEA 224 Play Production
    • THEA 240 Theatre History I
    • THEA 241 Theatre History II
    • THEA 270 Voice
    • THEA 275 Theatre Movement
    • THEA 301 Acting III
    • THEA 310 Acting for the Camera II
    • THEA 318 Theatre and Media Performance Internship
    • THEA 320 Performing Shakespeare
    • THEA 335 Directing
    • THEA 370 Advanced Voice
    • THEA 375 Advanced Movement
    • THEA 410 Design and Collaboration
    • THEA 430 Business of Acting
    • THEA 452 Senior Showcase
    • EDCP 100 First Year Seminar
    • ENG 151 Composition and Writing
    • ENG 152 Writing About Literature

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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.

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