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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.

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.


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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Theatre and Media Performance Majors

Have you always expressed yourself in an artistic way and been drawn to the stage? Do you want to pursue a career in the performing arts, on a stage or in the production? A degree in Theatre and Media Performance can lead to a variety of rewarding careers including:

  • Actor (Stage or Screen)
  • Voice Actor
  • Stage Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Company Manager
  • Props Manager
  • Dramaturg
  • Talent Agent
  • Publicist
  • Film & Video Producer

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.

Courses and Tracks


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.

Major Requirements

FYS 100 First Year Seminar 1 credit
THEA 103 Foundations of Performance 3 credits
THEA 115 Stagecraft 3 credits
THEA 116 Script Analysis 3 credits
THEA 121 Introduction to Theatre 3 credits
THEA 203 Intermediate Performance 3 credits
THEA 210 Acting for the Camera I 3 credits
THEA 224 Play Performance 3 credits
THEA 240 Theatre History I 3 credits
THEA 241 Theatre History II 3 credits
THEA 270 Voice for the Actor 3 credits
THEA 275 Theatre Movement 3 credits
THEA 318 Internship 3 credits
THEA 335 Directing 3 credits

The following course is under development.

THEA 4XX Marketing the Actor


Choose one media performance course

THEA 310 Acting for the Camera II 3 credits
THEA 370 Advanced Voice for the Actor 3 credits


Choose two theatre electives

THEA 301 Performances Styles 3 credits
THEA 375 Advanced Movement 3 credits
THEA 410 Design and Collaboration 3 credits
THEA 452 Senior Project: Theatre 3 credits


Choose three of four practicum courses

THEA 215 Theatre Practicum: Set Design and Construction 1 credit
THEA 216 Theatre Practicum: Scene Painting and Props 1 credit
THEA 217 Theatre Practicum: Stage Lighting and Sound 1 credit
THEA 218 Theatre Practicum: Costuming 1 credit

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.


Minors and Other Options


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. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.

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