Areas of Study
Major Drama at Westminster College!
Pursue a degree in one of three different areas of study:
BFA Theatre Performance
The performance BFA takes a whole-person approach to performance. All the facets of the performer: mind, body, and soul, will be trained in voice, contemporary and legit, dance and movement, and acting, including courses in different acting styles, dialects and audition techniques.
BFA Technical Theatre
The technical BFA will allow students to specialize in their favorite backstage area: lights, scenery, costumes, sound, stage management; or design in wigs, make-up or costumes. Students will have opportunities to realize their work in any and all of the amazing facilities that comprise the Westminster College Theatre Department: the Vieve Gore Concert Hall, the Jay W Lee’s Courage Theatre, and the Dumke Student Black Box Theatre.
BA Theatre Studies
The BA in Theatre Studies has facets in dramaturgy and playwriting, as well as theatre history. Theatre majors will enter as BA candidates and those wishing to move to a BFA track in performance or technical theatre will have the opportunity to do so through an audition/portfolio process in their sophomore year. This inspiring training comes in the midst of a prestigious, nationally recognized Liberal Arts education from Westminster College.
All majors and minors will come to appreciate why the word ‘ensemble’ is the defining characteristic of the Westminster College Theatre experience!