The Theatre & Cinema Performance (TCP) 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 and Cinema Performance offers quality training in both areas preparing students to use a broad spectrum of skills for the professional world.
TCP Program Goals
- 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 TCP program comes from a Christian worldview and 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.