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.
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:
Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.
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|
|THEA 310||Acting for the Camera II||3 credits|
|THEA 370||Advanced Voice for the Actor||3 credits|
|THEA 301||Performance Styles||3 credits|
|THEA 375||Advanced Movement||3 credits|
|THEA 410||Design and Collaboration||3 credits|
|THEA 452||Senior Project: Theatre||3 credits|
|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.
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.