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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Stevenson University’s bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Media Performance trains the entrepreneurial actor for the 21st century.  Following a sequence of course work, including foundational and advanced performance technique, physical and vocal production, and text analysis, students will leave Stevenson University with a solid 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.  Students leave Stevenson prepared to take charge of their careers in theatre and media performance. 

Graduates of the Theatre and Media Performance program will:

  • 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.

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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 room? A degree in Theatre and Media Performance can lead to many careers 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.

Courses

Courses

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
THEA 103 Foundations of Performance
THEA 115 Stagecraft
THEA 116 Script Analysis
THEA 121 Introduction to Theatre
THEA 203 Intermediate Performance
THEA 210 Acting for the Camera I
THEA 224 Play Performance 
THEA 240 Theatre History I
THEA 241 Theatre History II
THEA 270 Voice for the Actor
THEA 275 Theatre Movement
THEA 301 Performances Styles
THEA 310 Acting for the Camera II
THEA 318 Internship
THEA 335 Directing
THEA 370 Advanced Voice for the Actor
THEA 375 Advanced Movement 
THEA 380 Audition Techniques
THEA 410 Design and Collaboration
THEA 430 Business of Acting
THEA 452 Senior Project: Theatre

Choose 3 or 4 different courses:

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

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

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Tracks and Minors

Tracks and Minors

Minor

The minor in Theatre and Media Performance requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with an 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 the minor. Please see an academic advisor for more information. Specific information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog.

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