Produce. Perform. Inspire.
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.
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
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.
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.
Study Theatre Education from a Biblical Perspective
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.
Stories that Started Here
Jamie Costa ’15
Since graduating, I have won several competitions for my impressions and have signed with two talent agencies in CA.
Grace Watson ʼ18
Some of her fondest memories of NGU comes from hanging out with fellow music majors in ‘The Music Lobby’ of the Cline School of Music.