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Sharpen your skills in a comprehensive theatre program.
We have a tradition of integrating the arts into a Christian worldview. You will explore and experience every aspect of theatre productions. Experience an intimate space of our Black Box Theatre and the main stage at Knight Performance Hall. You will incorporate theatre into your cultural experience, develop your artistic vision, and view artistic expression as a form of worship.
We provide numerous opportunities for involvement in campus productions, both on stage as well as backstage. Check out our productions for the current school year. Entrance auditions are required if you wish to pursue a degree in theatre. You must be admitted to both Northwestern and the Department of Music & Theatre in order to major in theatre.
With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving theatre industries.
Students complete 20 credits specific to Dance.
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Students complete 20 credits specific to Musical Theatre
Students complete 20 credits of Theatre selectives.
I am incredibly grateful for the ways UNW is equipping me as a theatre major. The theatre department puts on many productions every year including mainstage shows in Knight Performance Hall, smaller intimate plays in the black box theatre, one-acts, cabarets, plays, musicals, and more. The professors set an example for how the professional theatre industry works by holding expectations for all students to meet and setting students up to excel by getting them experience in many different sides of the theatre. I constantly learn something new and have met a community of people who never cease to give love and support.
I did not anticipate learning as much about myself as a person. There has been this wonderful blend of scholarly knowledge and spiritual discovery during my time here at Northwestern. I have discovered and continue to discover what it means to worship God through Theatre. By telling stories that people can relate to, God's grace can be reflected in ways that are impacting and thought-provoking.
There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in theatre.
of seniors grew in their relationship with God during their time at Northwestern
most theater seats per capita nationwide
of seniors received relevant and appropriate preparation for their field
You will learn to act, sing, dance, and perform for live audiences.
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