Department of Theatre
Prof. Angela Konrad, Chair
The Department of Theatre offers:
- A major, leading to a B.A. degree;
- A concentration;
- A minor.
The Theatre program is designed to provide a solid grounding in all aspects of theatre education, with a firm foundation in the liberal arts. Theatre is a collaborative, interdisciplinary art that demands knowledge of literature, history, aesthetics, and psychology. No field of study is irrelevant in a discipline whose primary subject is the human story.
Because we believe Christian artists are called to be culture-shapers, students in the Theatre program are expected to critically engage issues of faith and art at every stage of their development. With the guidance of instructors who are committed Christians and working professionals, students are challenged to apply classroom lessons to real theatre experience. Our goal is to graduate whole people, wholly engaged in using their talents to transform culture.
The Theatre major is designed to ensure grounding in key subject areas and the flexibility to specialize. With a healthy mix of academic and studio courses, as well as ample production opportunities, students are prepared for graduate school, public school education, or careers as theatre artists. Our program can be tailored to each individual, with areas of specialization that include acting, dramatic literature, directing, and stage management.
Students are required to attend performances at professional theatres in the Greater Vancouver area. TWU enjoys a unique relationship with Pacific Theatre, an acclaimed professional theatre company in Vancouver, and gifted students have the opportunity to intern and apprentice with Pacific Theatre and other local theatre companies.
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