Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
The mission of the Department of Theatre Arts at North Greenville University is to offer a liberal arts-based curriculum that leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in order to prepare students for graduate studies or professional work, as well as making a positive contribution to the cultural climate of the University and the surrounding community.
The Theatre Program focuses on developing a broad base of knowledge, mastery of skills, and identification of personal goals in order to produce well-rounded artists and craftsmen. Students seeking graduate studies will be assisted by a faculty advisor who will aid the student in preparing portfolios and acting auditions. Our purpose is to aid the student in integrating academic, cultural and Christian disciplines into his or her world.
In keeping with the institutionís Statement of Purpose, this program seeks to enable students to integrate academic disciplines, Christian lifestyle, and an enriched cultural experience by offering course work that produces well-rounded artists and practitioners for the future. Educating the whole person is achieved through an integrated program of academic, cultural, and spiritual disciplines.
The goals of the Theatre Program at North Greenville University are that upon successful completion of the B.A. in Theatre, the graduate:
A two semester internship with local theatres and a senior seminar is required.
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
General Education Requirements
COLL 1100, COLL 1300, or HNRS 1210 1, 2, or 3 hours
Total 53-55 hours
Major Study Requirements
THTR 1100 (Freshman Theatre Practicum) 2 hours
Total 43 hours
Total Concentration 12 hours
Theatre Concentration Descriptions/Requirements:
Students pursuing a BA degree in Theatre will select an area of specialization and, under the guidance of an advisor, will shape their course selections, internships and summer work to maximize their preparation for graduate or professional work. All majors will take a core of theatre courses so that they are all generalists; in addition they will concentrate themselves in an emphasis so that they become specialists in that area.
Students may select a concentration at any time in their freshman or sophomore year. All majors must select a concentration no later than the second semester of their sophomore year. At that time, they will begin to follow the requirements of their concentration under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
Design / Technical Concentration
Theatre Ministry Concentration
Theatre History / Pegagogy / Writing Concentration
Theatre Practicum Requirements
Theatre majors are required to complete two semesters of Theatre Practicum (1100) and four semesters of upper level Theatre Practicum courses (two semesters of THTR 2100 and two semesters of THTR 3100). Both THTR 1100 practicum courses must be completed before a student may enroll in THTR 2100 practicum courses. All practicum courses must be completed before a student may enroll in THTR 4210 or 4220 internship courses. Practicum involves students in using acquired skills in college productions.
Theatre Internship Requirements
Theatre majors are required to complete two semesters of a directed internship with a local theatre, school or church. Theatre majors enroll in internships one or both semesters of their junior or senior year; therefore, the studentís work on campus is reduced in order for the student to focus attention on the internship. Internships may be conducted with one or two area theatres, schools or churches and include acting, technical work, stage management, dramaturgy or business operations.
Total General Education Requirements 53-55 hours
Official Theatre Website
Visit the Official NGU Theatre Website for detailed write-ups, playbills and to purchase tickets to performances.