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As a Cedar Crest theatre major, we see you enhancing your skills and knowledge both in the classroom and in the theatre. Each year, the department presents four major stage productions, which you may take part in from your first year here at Cedar Crest. Productions include dramatic and comedic performances and musicals in the 250-seat Samuels Theatre.

Each term, students from all majors and disciplines participate in all campus productions in some capacity, in roles including cast member, stage crew, box office, scene shop, costume construction and stage management.

Major productions are strategically planned to correspond with classroom instruction, allowing students to immediately put their classroom knowledge into practice on stage. Shows are also picked to reflect the college’s strategic initiatives and are carefully selected to include strong roles for women. Auditions are open to all students regardless of major.

You will develop a professional digital portfolio over the course of several terms.

During your junior year you will submit a proposal for your senior thesis project and in the senior year, you will showcase your  thesis project . This showcase provides you with the opportunity to present and demonstrate your original and unique creative process, while also offering you the experience of expressing your ideas to a larger audience.

Theatre at Cedar Crest offers you:

  • The opportunity to audition and participate in major productions starting your first year
  • Hands-on experience in all aspects of a theatre production
  • The opportunity to present and express your creativity in front of peers, faculty and the public
  • Instruction by knowledgeable and experienced faculty members
  • The flexibility to explore multiple areas of interest, including minors and dual majors

This program is also available as a minor.

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Course Requirements

47 Credits

THS 100 Introduction to Theatre 3 credits
THS 105 Public Speaking 3 credits
THS 150 Stagecraft 3 credits
THS 201 Acting and Directing Workshop( 2  terms) 6 credits            
THS 231 Western Theatre 400BCE to 1660 CE 3 credits
THS 232 Western Theatre 1660-the present  3 credits
THS 241 or 242 Design for the Stage 3 credits
ENG/THS 245 World Drama 3 credits
THS 251 Practicum: Stage Management 3 credits
THS 251 Practicum: Arts Management 1 credits
ART 221 Exploring Art Across Disciplines 3 credits
PER 100 Portfolio Workshop (4 x 1) ( 4 semesters) 4 credits                                                  
PER 350 Independent Research 1 credit
PER 351 Junior Year Prospectus 1 credit
PER 352 Senior Thesis Project 1 credit
PER 353 Senior Thesis Project 1 credit
BUA 110 Survey of Business Principles   3 credits

Plus one elective from the following:
THS 230 Playwriting 3 credits
THS 241 or 242 Design for the Stage 3 credits

Course Requirements

THS 100 Introduction to Theatre 3 credits
THS 201 Acting and Directing Workshop 3 credits       
THS 231 Western Theatre 400 BCE to 1660-CE 3 credits
THS 232 Western Theatre 1660- present3 credits
THS 150  Stagecraft 3 credits
THS 241 or 242 (select 1 course) 3 credits

Total number of credits required by minor: 18

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