Perform, Express and Produce—On Stage and in Film
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
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.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Explore a collection of photos from our Theatre and Media Performance productions showcasing all aspects of the production process, including intricate set designs and student performances.
Study Theatre at Stevenson
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
- Talent Agent
- Film & Video Producer
Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Career Connection Center.
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||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
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
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.
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.
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.
We have had a great fall semester in Theatre and Media Performance at SU. Over 1,000 people had the opportunity to see live theatre this semester between our productions of The Odd Couple and Oedipus Rex.
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.