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Theatre Program

Theatre plays a vital role in the Christian liberal arts education at UNW. Find out more about our program, degrees, faculty, scholarships, and productions.

Theatre Season

Enjoy laughter, tears, spectacle and pure entertainment from the Northwestern Theatre Department.

About the Program

The Theatre program offers strong academic training while meeting the concrete challenges of actualized productions in a Christian environment. Students have numerous opportunities for involvement in campus productions, both on stage as well as backstage. The theatre program offers an undergraduate Theatre degree to equip students for careers in theatre. The department offers a full season of theatrical productions and attracts audiences from across the greater Twin Cities. All students who desire to major or minor in Theatre may audition for scholarships; more details can be found under Theatre Scholarship Information.


All students who desire to major in theatre must apply to both Northwestern and the Department of Music & Theatre; more details can be found under Music Auditions & Scholarships information.

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The theatre program offers a bachelor's degree in Theatre, a minor in Theatre, and a minor in Dance. These degrees, along with campus productions, prepares you for top graduate programs in performing arts and careers in professional and community theatre, church drama ministries, and more.

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Meet our Department

Our faculty are experienced in all aspects of theatre and passionate about using their dramatic talents to worship the Lord through theatrical endeavors.


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