Produce. Perform. Inspire. 

Theatre: Performance Concentration

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Elevate your performance. Explore your talent. And experience the world of theatre like never before.

Off-Campus Internships
100% of theatre majors at NGU complete off-campus internships. Gain hands-on experience and expand your professional network in local theaters and across the country.
Major Productions
Each year, NGU theatre students produce four main stage productions (including two musicals). 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.

Expand the World at Your Fingertips

Whether on stage or behind the scenes, prepare for countless careers in the world of theatre. Actor, director, and playwright, of course. But also, drama teacher, professional designer, stage manager, theatre critic, and more.

Theatre is storytelling, and there’s no greater story to tell than God’s story. Elevate your performance and explore your talent with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a concentration in performance, from NGU.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre with a Performance Concentration?

A degree in theatre performance or acting can open doors to diverse creative roles in the performing arts. You can become a professional actor in theater, film, or television, or explore opportunities in voice acting and improvisational theater.

Beyond the stage, your acting skills can lead to careers in teaching, coaching, casting, and public speaking. Your ability to create immersive experiences makes you an asset in virtual reality, themed entertainment, and corporate training.


Drama Teacher


Set Designer

Theatre Director

Voice Actor/Actress

Experience Learning as You Explore Your Craft

Tour, Perform, Minister – Welcome to Act II

Bible study. Fellowship. And the chance to perform original dramas for local churches and community groups. That’s Act Two – the drama ministry troupe sponsored by Baptist Student Union. All NGU students may audition to join. 








In-Class Learning, Meet Real-World Experience

Where better to complete your required theatre internships than one of Greenville’s renowned venues? Options abound at the Applied Theatre Center of Greenville, Warehouse Theatre, Center Stage, and the Greenville Little Theatre (just to name a few!) 









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. 

National Auditions – Right Here in the Southeast

Earn acting opportunities and internships. Attend masterclasses and workshops. All at the largest gathering of theatre artists in America. It’s the Southeastern Theatre Conference – and it might just launch your theatrical career. 


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 with Clear Direction

Theatre Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Design and Production
  • Engaging the Arts through Theatre
  • Acting
  • Movement for the Actor
  • Costume Construction
Theatre Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Theatre History
  • Stage Management
  • Scene Design
  • English Composition and Literature
  • Lighting Design
Theatre Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Theatre History
  • Directing
  • Voice for the Actor, Costume/Makeup Design, or Drama Ministry
  • Advanced Stagecraft
Theatre Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • English Literature
  • Audition and Career Management
  • Camera Acting or Scenic Art
  • Oral Communication
  • Playwriting

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 Program or the Performance Concentration?

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Amy M. Dunlap, MFA

Associate Dean, School of the Arts
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