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Sharpen your skills in a comprehensive theatre program with coursework in acting, directing, design, history, stage management, playwriting, dance, musical theatre, improv, and more! Build your résumé for a lifetime in the arts.
We have a tradition of integrating the arts into a Christian worldview. You have the opportunity to explore and experience every aspect of theatre productions, from the intimate space of our Black Box Theatre to the main stage at Knight Performance Hall. You will be encouraged to incorporate theatre into your cultural experience, develop your artistic vision, and to see 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 can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving theatre industries.
If you like to sing and dance, enjoy performing arts, and are interested in a career working in the theatre industry, this might be the right degree for you.
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.
You will learn to act, sing, dance, and perform for live audiences.
Some classes include:
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