Perform, Express and Produce—On Stage and in Film


Whether you prefer to be in the spotlight or behind the scenes, there is a place for you at Stevenson to showcase your talents and set the stage for your future. Our Theatre and Media Performance program trains the entrepreneurial actor for the 21st century. Students who want to pursue a career in the performing arts, either on stage or in production, will graduate with a solid foundation in the craft to meet the creative challenges of today’s dynamic industry. Following course work in foundational and advanced performance techniques, physical and vocal production, and text analysis, students will leave Stevenson University with a comprehensive understanding of the craft of acting.

Additionally, students study design and stagecraft in order to fully engage in all aspects of performance. This creative approach to performance training culminates with audition technique preparation, business planning for actors, and a career-focused internship.

Our students have spent summers training in theatres in Baltimore, Washington, D.C, and New York City, and our graduates have gone on to careers in today’s entertainment industries, from major television networks to regional theatre companies.

Want to go the extra mile? Our Bachelor’s to Master’s Option allows you to graduate with a master’s in as little as five years.

Graduates of the Theatre and Media Performance major will:

  • Apply the appropriate unique skills to a wide range of theatre and multi-media performance platforms.
  • Communicate creatively and effectively both verbally and non-verbally.
  • Interpret plays and media scripts through textual analysis and performance.
  • Collaboratively problem-solve through all aspects of the production process.
  • Apply practical skills in the pursuit of career opportunities in theatre and multi-media performance.

Day in the Life: Theatre & Media Performance

Stevenson Business Administration

Career Connections

Internship Placements

  • CCBC Essex Theatre
  • Creative Edge Studio
  • JWM Production
  • Maryland Public TV
  • Spotlighters Theatre

Top Employers

  • AMC Theatre
  • Freeland FTV
  • Justin Moe Productions
  • Renegade Productions
  • Walt Disney

Career Pathways

  • Agent
  • Director
  • Performance
  • Scriptwriting
  • Set Design

Focused on the Future

A New Venue to Experience Theater, Music, and Culture

The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Family Performing Arts Center

Coming soon! Our new Performing Arts Center will serve the students of our Theatre and Media Performance program, providing a new venue for the program’s stage productions.

Study Theatre at Stevenson


The courses in the preview 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).

Course Preview

THEA 115Stagecraft3 credits
THEA 116Script Analysis3 credits
THEA 210Acting for the Camera I3 credits
THEA 224Play Performance3 credits
THEA 275Theatre Movement3 credits
THEA 335Directing3 credits

Academic Catalog

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, and suggested course sequence for Stevenson’s Theatre and Media Performance program.

FYS 100First Year Seminar1 credit
THEA 103Foundations of Performance3 credits
THEA 115Stagecraft3 credits
THEA 116Script Analysis3 credits
THEA 121Introduction to Theatre3 credits
THEA 203Intermediate Performance3 credits
THEA 210Acting for the Camera I3 credits
THEA 224Play Performance3 credits
THEA 240Theatre History I3 credits
THEA 241Theatre History II3 credits
THEA 270Voice for the Actor3 credits
THEA 275Theatre Movement3 credits
THEA 318Internship3 credits
THEA 335Directing3 credits

The following course is under development.

THEA 4XX Marketing the Actor

Choose one media performance course

THEA 310Acting for the Camera II3 credits
THEA 370Advanced Voice for the Actor3 credits

Choose two theatre electives

THEA 301Performances Styles3 credits
THEA 375Advanced Movement3 credits
THEA 410Design and Collaboration3 credits
THEA 452Senior Project: Theatre3 credits

Choose three of four practicum courses

THEA 215Theatre Practicum: Set Design and Construction1 credit
THEA 216Theatre Practicum: Scene Painting and Props1 credit
THEA 217Theatre Practicum: Stage Lighting and Sound1 credit
THEA 218Theatre Practicum: Costuming1 credit

Minors and Other Options

Minor in Theatre and Media Performance

A minor in theatre and Media Performance is available. The minor in theatre requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with a 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. Specific information regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.

Minors at Stevenson

Add a Professional Minor

Open yourself up to additional career paths with one of our professional minors. Each minor is designed to pair with students’ majors to give them additional career options, a competitive edge in the job market, and an opportunity to shape their Stevenson experience to meet their specific career goals. 

Find a Professional Minor

Bachelor’s to Master’s Option

BS/MS options are available for students majoring in Theatre and Media Performance who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework while working toward a Stevenson University Master’s Degree in one of the following:

Explore Bachelor’s to Master’s Options

Scholarship Opportunities

Theatre and Media Performance Scholarship

Stevenson University is proud to offer applicants wishing to major or minor in Theatre and Media Performance an opportunity to apply and audition for scholarships of $2,000 per year.

Learn more about our Theatre and Media Performance Scholarship

Jordan Brown

Meet Our Students & Alumni

Extend Your Reach

Jordan Brown

Theatre and Media Performance Major

From his involvement in Stevenson productions to enrolling in New York City theatre training programs, Jordan continues to learn new modes of expression that prepare him for versatility in his future career.

Theatre and Media Performance News

2019 was such an incredible year for Theatre and Media Performance at Stevenson University. In February we produced Lisa D’Amour’s play, Red Death directed by Deirdre McAllister in our Studio Theatre.

Hedda Gableropened last weekend to SOLD-OUT audiences. You still have a few chances left to see Hedda Gabler.

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