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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

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Theatre and Media Performance

Join the program that will have you ready to perform—on stage and on film.

The new Theatre and Media Performance program at Stevenson offers a career-oriented curriculum that will prepare you for success in today's entertainment industries.

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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
  • Overview


    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. 

    Learning Outcomes

    • Learn and apply appropriate skills unique to stage, video, Internet, and film performances. Click here to learn the history and details about our theatre spaces.
    • 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.

    A complete listing of learning objectives for the Theatre and Media Performance program can be found in our Academic Catalog.
    Learning Objectives

    Why Study Theatre and Media Performance?

    Through a combination of classroom instruction and performances, you'll gain the skills needed to meet the demands of today's theatre and media careers. A required internship will give you professional exposure and networking opportunities to help put you on your career path. Career options include acting, producing, directing, and other roles in the motion picture and video, performing arts, and broadcasting industries.

    • Learn how to audition and be prepared to perform for the camera before you graduate.
    • Take advantage of the newly designed, career-oriented curriculum to be ready to work in the ever-evolving entertainment industry.
    • Find an internship that meets your personal interests and furthers your career goals.
    • Pursue a degree that lets you take courses that you can apply right away, such as Script Analysis, Improvisation, Business of Acting, and more.
  • Courses & Requirements

    Courses and Requirements

    Course Sequence

    Theatre and Media Performance

    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

    Last Updated: 06/25/2018

  • Tracks & Minors


    The minor in theatre 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 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.

    Last Updated: 06/25/2018

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