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Theatre Degree Programs

Let the story fill the stage

Theatre weaves together many threads – acting, costuming, stage design, lighting, and more – to tell a story. It takes a lot of time and hard work to put together a performance. But why do we bother putting all that effort into something so fleeting?

At Huntington University, we believe that good storytelling is one of the ways we honor God. Stories impact humanity; in telling them, and telling them well, we have a chance to change the world. Are you ready to join us?

Only a Christian liberal arts university like HU provides a strong theatre and campus-wide community where you’ll encounter:

  • Faculty and staff who teach through a lens of faith, engage with you on hard questions, and encourage you to grow academically and spiritually through the intersection of art and faith
  • A unique chance to live and study alongside other believers
  • Opportunities to grow spiritually through chapel, small groups, service, and classes
175
Hours a performance major spends onstage
8
Professional guest artist collaborations per year
15
Million people attended Broadway shows in the 2018-19 season
160,000
Number of people professional nonprofit theatres employed in 2018
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Where stories come alive

We want you to become a skilled performer able to seize any opportunity that comes your way, so our programs focus on enhancing your skills of observation, analysis, design, and performance through both classroom instruction and productions.

  • Musicals
  • Plays
  • Student-produced one-act plays
  • Collaborations with film, broadcast media, and animation students

You’ll have many resources at your fingertips:

  • 700-seat proscenium (Zurcher Auditorium)
  • 125-seat black box (Studio Theatre)
  • Longaker Recital Hall
  • Costume Shop
  • Scene Shop

Get Your Tickets

See how our story fills the stage by coming to one of our upcoming productions.

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Explore the Theatre Facilities

View photos of the spaces you'll be learning in while pursuing one of our theatre degree programs at Huntington University. You will find that we offer state-of-the-art spaces including a scene shop, costume shop, design lab, studio theatre, Zurcher Auditorium booth, and acting lab.

Explore Theatre Spaces

Extending the story’s reach

Between our professors’ industry experience and connections and our extensive alumni network, Huntington University encompasses a host of people available to equip you with the tools you need to succeed.

Opportunities for theatre professionals are available around the world. As regional theatres grow, more venues will need staff and actors outside of the traditional urban environment. With current technology, careers like voice acting can take place from a studio in your own home!

If you see New York City or Los Angeles in your future, we recommend spending a semester at King’s College in NYC or the LA Film Center in LA through our semester exchange program. You’ll earn credit towards your degree while experiencing the theatre industry through programs with a Christian perspective.

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