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Grand Valley State University    
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Sep 17, 2019
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Theatre - Program Description

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The theatre major provides a professional orientation and background within a broad liberal arts framework. Students may use the major as a preparation for graduate or professional work; the required courses provide basic training in essential theatre areas, and students planning to pursue more advanced work should take well-chosen electives in areas designed to increase specific skills.

All theatre majors are required to participate in university theatre productions as actors, designers, production technicians and managers; academic credit is given for all such involvement. The program also supports students pursuing regional and national internships as managers, publicists, technicians, and production assistants with major professional theatres and arts organizations. Theatre courses from overseas schools can substitute for GVSU theatre requirements for those students pursuing international studies.

Note: theatre majors are encouraged to take ENG 212 in general education.


The following programs are available:

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Theatre 

Theatre Minor