Department of Theatre
Prof. Angela Konrad, Chair
The Department of Theatre offers:
- A BFA degree in Acting;
- 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.
Bachelor of Arts
Our B.A. with a Major in Theatre ensures a strong foundation in key subject areas, while allowing the flexibility to specialize. Whether students are primarily interested in directing, playwriting, stage managing, or dramatic literature, the program can be tailored to each individual.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Our B.F.A. in Acting combines a Christian liberal arts education with intense actor training. B.F.A. in Acting students are required to take a range of acting, dramatic literature, voice, and movement classes, and receive a significant number of performance opportunities. In addition, they work backstage and take Directing and Playwriting. This ensures that B.F.A. graduates are well-rounded theatre artists able to create their own work and make a significant contribution to the world of theatre. Students audition for the B.F.A. program at the end of the first year.
Note: This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education effective May 27, 2010, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister. Nevertheless, prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (for example, acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).
Because the Department believes 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. The Department’s goal is to graduate whole people, wholly engaged in using their talents to transform culture.
Both the B.A. and B.F.A. programs offer a healthy mix of academic and studio courses, as well as varied production opportunities. Students are prepared for graduate school, public school education, or careers as theatre artists.
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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