Theatre programs

Students say the collaborative, excellence-oriented environment of Northwestern’s theatre program is unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. The program’s goal is to help you as a theatre artist develop your creative gifts for service in God’s kingdom. That will happen as you:

  • Commit to ensemble work
  • Emphasize process over product
  • Cultivate a servant’s heart in every role

Writing your own lines

Northwestern’s program offers a unique playwriting focus with courses in one-act and full-length script writing. The annual World Premiere Festival is a chance for student playwrights to see their own work on stage.

Theatre Minor

Requirements
THE 114 - Stagecraft
THE 130 - Introduction to Design
THE 215 - Acting
THE 312 - Directing
THE 406 - Topics in Dramatic Literature
Choose one course: 4 credits
THE 343 - History and Theory I
THE 344 - History and Theory II
Choose 6 credits:
ENG 280 - Shakespeare
PHI 238 - Philosophy of the Arts
THE 112 - Performance Studies
THE 133 - Ballet
THE 135 - Jazz Dance
THE 206 - Playwriting: The One-Act
THE 226 - Scene Design
THE 227 - Introduction to Lighting Design
THE 230 - Costume Design
THE 260 - Drama Ministries Ensemble
THE 305 - Story and Worship
THE 315 - Acting: Scene Work
THE 328 - Advanced Lighting Design
THE 407 - Playwriting: The Full-Length
THE 465 - Selected Topics in Theatre and Speech
Total credits required: 24