Epic Design In Every Detail.

Design: Concentration

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Study theatre design at North Greenville University and master the art of making every detail count.

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
Put your talents on display as you work at least two of four main stage productions each year. Explore your passion as a set designer, prop/wardrobe master, creative artist, 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.

Your Future in Theatre – Elevated by Design

You understand that theatre production begins and ends with design. You recognize how every small detail brings each scene to life. You want to elevate the impact of every setting, every moment, and every character beyond the stage itself.

Prepare for your career in theatre design. Serve in hands-on roles like scenic artist, carpenter, or electrician. Cast inspiration as a set, lighting, or costume designer. Even lead entire teams of creatives as technical director or stage manager. Elevate every detail through Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a concentration in design.

What Can I Do with a Concentration in Design?

A degree in theatre design offers diverse creative career possibilities. You can excel as a set designer, costume designer, or lighting specialist.

This degree provides you with skills in visual storytelling and production, making you highly valuable in theatre companies, film, television, event planning, and even interior design. Your passion for creating immersive experiences can lead to a dynamic and visually captivating profession.

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Prop Master

Set Designer

Sound Designer

Stage Makeup Artist

Experience Learning as You Explore Your Craft

In-Class Learning, Meet Real-World Experience

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

Senior Project and Portfolio

Participate in various theatre productions on campus. Seek summer employment in a design role with local theatre companies. Then, highlight your experiences through a senior project. Whether on paper or in actualized projects, intentionally build your portfolio from day one.

Showcase Your Talents – Right Here in the Southeast

Present your senior project and multi-year portfolio. Earn professional opportunities and internships. Perhaps even launch your career in theatre design. All at the largest gathering of theatre artists in America – the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

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 Every Detail of Theatre Design

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 Theatre Design Concentration?

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Amy M. Dunlap, MFA

Associate Dean, School of the Arts
864.895.1580 amy.dunlap@ngu.edu
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