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Share your passion for the arts through teaching with a degree in theatre education from North Greenville University, the only Christian theatre education program in the state.

Christian Theatre Education Program in SC
NGU offers the only Christ-focused theatre education degree in South Carolina.
Major Productions
Each year, NGU theatre students produce four main stage productions, including a musical. Explore your passion onstage and backstage as an actor, set designer, prop/wardrobe master, and more.
Black Box Theatre
All theatre productions take center stage at NGU’s 250-seat black box Billingsley Theatre. Experience the thrill of engaging your audience in an intimate setting you have to see to believe.

Direct the Classroom

Bring the value and beauty of the arts to a new generation of students with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education. Students in the theatre education program will be prepared for the classroom through a combination of education and theatre courses and hands-on practicum.

As a theatre educator, you will be expected to wear a lot of hats, and a well-rounded education from experienced faculty will equip you to effectively manage both the theatre and the classroom.

What can I do with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education?

The Theatre Education program will provide you with the education and state licensure necessary to teach theatre at the pre-kindergarten to grade 12 levels. You’ll complete an approved teacher preparation program including prescribed field experience and student teaching requirements.

In addition, you will complete a comprehensive program in theatre arts, gaining technical skills in the areas of scene shop tool usage, building, painting, costume construction, prop building, hair and makeup, light and sound board operation, electrics, and stage management.

Our Theatre Education program seeks to prepare well-rounded graduates for the field, whether they choose to pursue further education, teach in a classroom, or work in a theatre.

Actor or Actress

Drama Teacher

Stage Manager

Theatre Professor

Theatre Director

Experience Learning as You Create, Collaborate, and Communicate

Real World Experience

You’ll spend over 100 hours of field experience even before you begin directed student teaching.

Hands-On Preparation

Complete four semesters of practicum work, building skills and knowledge needed for backstage theatre work. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in four mainstage productions each year, either in performance or backstage roles.









Festivals and Competitions

Compete in regional events like the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Receive award nominations, professional feedback, and critical acclaim as you gain exposure and expand your network.

Theatre Beside Experienced & Faithful Creatives

Amy M. Dunlap, MFA
Associate Dean, School of the Arts
Cynthia Lohrmann, MFA
Assistant Professor, Theatre
Bess Park, PhD
Professor, Theatre
Joshua Scott, MFA
Assistant Professor, Theatre

Study Theatre Education from a Biblical Perspective

Theatre Education Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Freshman Theatre Practicum
  • Theatrical Makeup
  • Creative Drama
  • Introduction to Education
Theatre Education Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Theatre Literature for Youth
  • Drama in Ministry
  • Methods for Teaching Theatre in the Elementary/Middle School Classroom
  • Scene Design
Theatre Education Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Playwriting
  • Methods for Teaching Theatre in the High School Classroom
  • Classroom Management
  • Educational Psychology
Theatre Education Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Advanced Directing
  • Acting: Classical Playwrights
  • Directed Student Teaching

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Theatre Education Program?

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Joshua Scott, MFA

Assistant Professor, Theatre
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