• Working directly with musicians and songwriters allows the music to tell part of the story differently from most musical theatre.

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  • Productions are often accompanied by symposiums and talk-back sessions; teaching students to think about the nuances in each work.

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  • One Acts take the stage at the end of each semester and are a chance for Directing I students to work from a different perspective with their peers.

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Theatre Department

p: 704-894-2361

Mailing Address

Box 7141
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035

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Theatre Major & Minor

Instruction in theatre includes both theory and practice, the combination of which will develop in you skills and knowledge in all aspects of theatrical performance, as well as creative problem solving and collaboration–skills that will serve you well in a wide variety of careers, both on and off the stage.

Major Requirements

To graduate as a theatre major you must complete 10 courses including:

  • THE 201 (or another pre-approved course in play crafting), THE 245, THE 335, THE 355, THE 371
  • Two of the following: THE 242, THE 250, THE 261, THE 285
  • One of the following: THE 345, THE 362, THE 435, THE 436, THE 445, THE 455
  • Two additional courses at the 300 level or above, at least one of which must be in contemporary performance theory/practice. 

You also are required to complete backstage work on at least two department productions for a minimum of 50 hours per show in a capacity other than actor, director, or designer. At least one instance of backstage work must be in stage management.

Minor Requirements

You also may earn a minor in theatre, which requires six courses, consisting of: 

  • THE 371
  • One course from THE 201, THE 245, THE 335, THE 355
  • One course from THE 250, ENG 261, THE 285 or another course in dramatic literature
  • Three additional courses at the 300 level or above

You also must work on one department production for a minimum of 30 hours in a capacity other than actor or director.