Epic Design In Every Detail.

Theatre Design: Concentration

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Study theatre design at North Greenville University and master the art of making every detail count.

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.
Major Productions
Put your talents on display as you work at least two of four main stage productions each year. Explore your passion as a set designer, prop/wardrobe master, creative artist, and more.
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.

Your Future in Theatre – Elevated by Design

You understand that theatre production begins and ends with design. You recognize how every small detail brings each scene to life. You want to elevate the impact of every setting, every moment, and every character beyond the stage itself.

Prepare for your career in theatre design. Serve in hands-on roles like scenic artist, carpenter, or electrician. Cast inspiration as a set, lighting, or costume designer. Even lead entire teams of creatives as technical director or stage manager. Elevate every detail through Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a concentration in design.

What Can I Do With a Degree in Theatre Design?

A career in theatre design focuses on the artistic and technical aspects of creating visually compelling and immersive theatrical experiences.

Theatre designers use their creativity, knowledge of design principles, and technical skills to bring the director’s vision to life through set, costume, lighting, sound, and projection design.

Set designer
Costume designer
Lighting designer
Sound designer
Prop master
Stage makeup artist

Experience Learning as You Explore Your Craft

In-Class Learning, Meet Real-World Experience

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

Senior Project and Portfolio

Participate in various theatre productions on campus. Seek summer employment in a design role with local theatre companies. Then, highlight your experiences through a senior project. Whether on paper or in actualized projects, intentionally build your portfolio from day one.

Showcase Your Talents – Right Here in the Southeast

Present your senior project and multi-year portfolio. Earn professional opportunities and internships. Perhaps even launch your career in theatre design. All at the largest gathering of theatre artists in America – the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

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Theatre Beside Experienced & Faithful Creatives

Amy M. Dunlap, MFA
Associate Dean, School of the Arts | Chair, Department of Theatre
Cynthia Lohrmann, MFA
Assistant Professor, Theatre & Costume Design
Bess Park, PhD
Professor, Theatre
Joshua Scott, MFA
Assistant Professor, Theatre

Study Every Detail of Theatre Design

  • Theatre Year 1

    Year 1 Sample Courses

    • Stagecraft
    • Theatre Appreciation
    • Acting
    • Movement for the Actor
    • Fundamentals of Design
  • Theatre Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • Theatre History
    • Stage Management
    • Acting, Scene Design, or Introduction to Applied Theatre
    • English Composition and Literature
    • Acting, Lighting Design, or Applied Theatre and the Marginalized Community
  • Theatre Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • Theatre History
    • Directing
    • Voice for the Actor, Costume/Makeup Design, or Drama Ministry
    • Theory and Criticism
    • Advanced Stagecraft
  • Theatre Year 4

    Year 4 Sample Courses

    • English Literature
    • Audition and Career Management
    • Camera Acting, Scenic Art, or Applied Theatre
    • 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.

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