Students will gain a practical, professional approach to the preparation and presentation of a theatrical production.
Theatre majors experience a unique combination of classroom and hands-on learning. Every aspect of theatre (acting, directing, lights, set, costumes, props, stage management, etc.) is covered in classroom content and every student is given the opportunity to put that content into practice in actual theatre productions. Theatre students are prepared to work in every aspect of professional, educational and civic theatre.
Bethel’s main proscenium stage, in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium, seats 860 and is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound and LED lighting system. The proscenium stage is 48 feet wide by 32 feet deep and includes an orchestra pit. Directly under the stage, “The Cave” houses more than 9,000 costumes, props and furniture pieces.
Faculty professional backgrounds include acting, designing, directing, stage management and playwriting. Their critiques, individual instruction and mentoring will help students excel as artists throughout their time at Bethel.