The Theatre program bridges the gap between Classical Theatre Training and Acting for Film & Television. Streaming media like Amazon and Netflix have created countless opportunities for the properly trained young actor. Asbury’s Theatre program offers quality training in both areas preparing students to use a broad spectrum of skills for the professional world.
- Provide a craft of acting that works as seamlessly on Stage as on the Screen.
- Offer our students opportunities to perform in Theatre productions AND Film/TV productions.
- Encourage an entrepreneur spirit within the confines of a Christian World View.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get to perform in a show if I’m a freshman?
Unlike many university programs, freshmen are often cast in the mainstage shows. There is no delineation of their year as directors look for a good cast and the right people for the right roles. There are also several student directed shows per year that open up more performance opportunities.
Can I get to be in a film as a freshman?
There are over 60 student films made each year. In September there is a Hollywood Mixer that allows you to meet the student directors and producers who are making films which is a great way to get started. Audition announcements will be on the board in the Miller Center.
I’ve always wanted to direct a show. Can I do that?
Take the Fundamentals of Directing class and then students are welcome to present a proposal for a student directed show. Directors get a crew and set up rehearsal process through performance. 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 acting 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.