The theatre program uses a broad spectrum of skills to prepare the well-rounded, service driven artists. Our experience driven training interacts closely with our film & television programs, with our students moving freely between the media. Develop and discover your specific, personal repertoire – and launch your entertainment career!
Provide a confidence in craft for actors, designers, and technicians with a rich artistic vision
Offer opportunities to practice our craft in Theatre, Film, and TV productions
Encourage a creative process liberated and nourished by a Christian World View
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get to perform/crew in a show if I’m a freshman?
Unlike many university programs, freshmen are often cast in the mainstage shows, and there are plenty of crewing positions available – even in your first year! There is no delineation of their year as directors look for the right people for the right roles. There are also student directed shows that open up more performance opportunities.
Can I get to be in a film as a freshman?
Yes! There are over 60 student films made each year. There are plenty of opportunities to meet the directors and producers who are making films. Audition announcements will be on the callboard.
I’ve always wanted to direct a show. Can I do that?
Yes! Take the Fundamentals of Directing class and then students are welcome to present a proposal for a student directed show. This can be done for credit as a directed study or independent study.
Can I take Screenwriting courses as well?
Absolutely. It’s a course option, though not a requirement.
Helping your child look for the right kind of school is not easy. Many large schools offer a good program to help develop a student’s theatre process. What’s great about Asbury is in addition to good training, classes are kept small allowing personalized attention to each student’s artistic growth. As a Christian liberal arts university, the Theatre faculty are here to teach, but are also helpful and encouraging of students in their life journey. You’re not a number here, but part of a supportive community.