Produce. Perform. Inspire. 

Musical Theatre

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Elevate your performance and explore your talent through musical theatre, at NGU.

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Off-Campus Internships
100% of theatre majors at NGU complete off-campus internships. Gain hands-on experience and expand your professional network in local theaters and across the country.
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Major Productions
Each year, NGU theatre students produce four main stage productions (including two musicals). Explore your passion onstage and backstage as an actor, set designer, prop/wardrobe master, and more.
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Black Box Theatre
All theatre productions take center stage at NGU’s 250-seat black box Billingsley Theatre. Experience the thrill of engaging your audience in an intimate setting you have to see to believe.

Perform with a Purpose

Whether on stage or behind the scenes, prepare for countless careers in the world of theatre. Actor, director, and playwright, of course. But also, drama teacher, professional designer, stage manager, theatre critic, and more.

Theatre is storytelling, and there’s no greater story to tell than God’s story. Elevate your performance and explore your talent with a (B.A.) degree in musical theatre.


Experience Learning as You Explore Your Craft

Tour, Perform, Minister – Welcome to Act Two

Bible study. Fellowship. And the chance to perform original dramas for local churches and community groups. That’s Act Two – the drama ministry troupe sponsored by Baptist Student Union. All NGU students may audition to join. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-Class Learning, Meet Real-World Experience

Where better to complete your required theatre internships than one of Greenville’s renowned venues? Options abound at the Applied Theatre Center of Greenville, Warehouse Theatre, Center Stage, and the Greenville Little Theatre (just to name a few!) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festivals and Competitions

Compete in regional events like the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Receive award nominations, professional feedback, and critical acclaim as you gain exposure and expand your network. 

National Auditions – Right Here in the Southeast

Earn acting opportunities and internships. Attend masterclasses and workshops. All at the largest gathering of theatre artists in America. It’s the Southeastern Theatre Conference – and it might just launch your theatrical career. 

 

Theatre Beside Experienced & Faithful Creatives

Amy M. Dunlap, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Performance
Dale Savidge, Ph.D.
Professor of Theatre
Cynthia Lohrmann, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Costume Design
Jamison David Rhoads, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Theater Design

Study Theatre with Clear Direction

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  • Theatre Year 1

    EXAMPLE COURSES 

    • First-Year Experience
    • English Composition and Rhetoric
    • Stagecraft
    • Theatre Appreciation
    • Acting I
    • Freshman Practicum
    • Western Civilization
    • Old Testament Survey
    • Movement for the Actor
    • Fundamentals of Design
  • Theatre Year 2

    EXAMPLE COURSES 

    • Theatre History I
    • Stage Mgmt.
      Sophomore Practicum 
    • Acting II, Scene Design, or Introduction to Applied Theatre
    • Open Electives
    • English Composition and Literature
    • Acting III, Lighting Design, or Applied Theatre and the Marginalized Community
  • Theatre Year 3

    EXAMPLE COURSES 

    • Theatre History II
    • Directing
    • Voice for the Actor, Costume/Makeup Design, or Drama Ministry
    • Music, Art, or Jazz Appreciation
    • Theory and Criticism
    • Acting IV, Advanced Stagecraft, or Advanced Directing
    • Junior Practicum – Design Track
  • Theatre Year 4

    EXAMPLE COURSES 

    • English Lit. Course
    • Internship
    • Senior Seminar: Research
    • Senior Seminar: Production
    • Audition and Career Management
    • Camera Acting, Scenic Art, or Applied Theatre
    • New Testament Survey
    • Oral Communication
    • Playwriting

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.