The study of Theatre at Belhaven focuses on artistic excellence grounded in purpose. Through the intersection of ideas and practice, students will develop knowledge and skills that can be used in service to storytelling that matters. Students will gain a working knowledge of dramatic structure, the function and application of story, and the history and contemporary field of theatre. Students will be given the opportunity to explore and apply that knowledge, stretching their God-given abilities in practical experiences while working in collaboration with each other, as well as faculty and guest artists, all in the spirit of service to their collaborators, their community and their Creator.
The B.A. in Theatre is a liberal arts degree designed to give students a wide range of training in different facets of the art of theatre, both off stage and on. The Bachelor of Arts program allows students the flexibility to pursue a diversity of interests both within the department and outside of their major. Students who graduate with a B.A. in Theatre may choose to continue their study at the graduate level, teach theatre at the secondary level, and/or pursue careers as actors, designers or technicians in professional or non-professional venues. The B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Performance is a liberal-arts degree designed for the student who wants to pursue a career in acting, directing, dramaturgy, or teaching. The B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Production is a liberal-arts degree designed for the student who wants to pursue a career in design, stage management, production, or teaching.
Theatre Major no emphasis (B.A.) – 36 hours to include:
Theatre Major Performance Emphasis (B.A.) – 48 hours to include:
Theatre Production Emphasis (B.A.) – 48 hours to include:
Theatre minor (18 hours):
The requirements for a minor in Theatre are: THE 120, THE 140, THE 151, 3 hours of Theatre Practicum; and 3 hours from THE211, 473, 474; and 3 hours of theatre electives.
Honors Program: The theatre department offers opportunities for students to enroll in honors courses from its department. The following are general education, elective, and major courses that may be taken as honors courses: THE211, THE472, THE473, THE474, THE475. For students majoring in this department, one must pass a minimum of nine hours of honors courses within the discipline and a minimum of nine hours from the honors courses of other departments. Each course must be passed with a B or better. No more than 18 hours are required for the honors degree. For other honor's program policies, see "Honors Program" under the "Administration of the Curriculum" section of the catalogue.
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