The mission of the Department of Theatre Arts at North Greenville University is to prepare students for graduate studies and/or professional work in the theatre as mature Christian artists.
In the fall of 2003, North Greenville College (now University) instituted the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre as a new major. The program began with four confirmed majors at the freshman and sophomore levels and two full-time faculty members. In the fall of 2014, 35 plus students are declared theatre majors. The faculty now includes five full-time professionally-credentialed individuals.
The NGU Department of Theatre seeks to provide excellent theatrical performances and education to the NGU campus community and friends from the surrounding areas.
A student in the NGU theatre program will experience a rigorous course of study in general education, theatre core, and specialized track courses (performance, design, or applied) as well as regular production experience (onstage and backstage), internships in local theatres, schools, and churches, and the opportunity to present a major project in the senior year.
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.
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