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.
Step into the Magical World of Disney: June 22-July 11
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Join Huntington University’s Theatre Arts Department for the 2015 Summer Theatre Youth Camp. The camp runs from June 22 to July 11, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is open for all children and youth entering grades 2-12 next fall. The camp will be held on HU’s campus in the Merillat Centre for the Arts. This summer’s camp will step into the magical world of Disney. For generations, Disney has been the pinnacle of entertainment for children and...
An actor couldn’t ask for a meatier role than that of Marine Col. Nathan R. Jessep in A Few Good Men. In the film version, Jack Nicholson created a memorable moment and popular catch phrase with the line “You can’t handle the truth!” So it’s understandable that the part of Jessup is a favorite of John Warden’s among the many John played in Huntington stage...
Melissa Duffer is a cum laude graduate of Baylor University with a degree in music education where she was named Outstanding Senior Woman in the School of Music. Following graduation, Melissa moved to New York City and completed training in musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.