Theatre and Media Performance
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Theatre
Program Coordinator: Ryan Clark, M.F.A.
In the theatre and media performance program, students will learn the similarities and differences between stage, internet, video and film performance. Students study movement, voice, improvisation, scene study, and script analysis within historical and cultural contexts, and how these skills uniquely apply to theatre and media productions. Parallel to their theoretical study is the exploration of verbal and nonverbal expression, and creative thinking. Students demonstrate their understanding and can effectively apply the above skills and exploration through successful performances in collaborative productions for both stage and media.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Theatre and Media Performance, graduates will be able to:
- Apply the appropriate skills unique to stage, video, internet and film performances.
- Creatively communicate both verbally and non-verbally.
- Interpreting plays and media scripts through literary-style analysis and performance.
- Collaborate problem-solving through all aspects of the production process.
- Application of practical skills to obtain employment in theatre, media and other career opportunities.
- Integrating interpretations of historical and contemporary artistic styles into performance.
Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the major, and the lowest acceptable grade is a "C" in all major and Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE) courses. No student, regardless of major, will be permitted to advance to the next course without earning a grade of "C" or better in the prerequisite course(s). If a grade below "C" is earned in a major course, the student must repeat that course.
The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in theatre and media performance. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).
Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
Major Requirements (all students)
Suggested Course Sequence
Suggested Course Sequence
Minor in Theatre and Media Performance
A minor in theatre is offered. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Please see an academic advisor for more information. Specific information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog.
See Theatre and Media Performance Course Descriptions