The Department of Theatre Arts seeks to cultivate passionate, creative, and effective communicators in order to challenge others to thoughtful examination of ideas, cultures, and values.
Students majoring in theatre arts will develop technical and artistic skills while engaging in critical thinking that reflects the historical foundations of the discipline as well as more current advances in theatrical training. Through traditional classroom instruction and collaborative production experience, students will enhance their abilities of observation, analysis, design, performance and artistry in order to better prepare themselves for their careers and lives beyond undergraduate training. Integration of faith is paramount as students learn to embrace a deeper understanding of their own humanity and the world at large.
Majors will have the opportunity to develop their talents on stage and off through participation in our mainstage and lab seasons. Our students are challenged as they train with knowledgeable and experienced faculty and guest artists to create an entertaining, thought-provoking and diverse season of plays, musicals, student directed one-acts and studio productions. Theatre majors are also highly encouraged to participate in regional collegiate competitions as well as audition/interview for summer internships and professional summer stock companies.
The Department of Theatre Arts offers degree programs in General Theatre, Performance, and Design/Technology. All are broad-based majors designed to provide each student with a strong foundation for a career in theatre or continued training such as graduate programs, internships, or other related fields of study.
Whether you are interested in theatre performance or in our design and technical program, you will have the opportunity to cultivate and enhance your skills and talents while we relieve some of the financial burden.
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Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona and Lord Farquaad are coming to Huntington University’s stage as the Huntington University Theatre Company proudly presents Shrek the Musical. Opening night is March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
The performances will be held in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Center for the Arts on March 30 & 31 and April 1, 6, 7 & 8. Performances are scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Afternoon matinees will be presented on April 1 & 8 at 2 p.m. An educational matinee for areas…
When Ryan Arent got his breakout role in the fourth grade, he knew he wanted to be an actor. His dream was cut short when he didn’t get a part in his high school play. After Arent shifted his work to sets and lighting, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in theater design. At HU, Arent had the opportunity to work back stage on HU theater productions starting out as a freshman. He…
Mary has been the Costume Shop Supervisor at Huntington University for 3 years, and has designed the costumes for many of their productions.