The theatre major at Union University emphasizes several fronts including those for persons pursuing a professional career as performers or technicians, for those who desire to work in Christian Theater ministry, and for those seeking teacher licensure. We have alumni scattered all over the country working in the theater or using their experiences to help them excel in a variety of pursuits.
An opportunity for theatre majors is Alpha Psi Omega.
- This national dramatic fraternity was founded at Fairmont State College in Fairmont, West Virginia, on August 12, 1925. The local chapter, Beta Mu, is composed of students who have been members of the Union University Players and have earned a set number of points, awarded for dramatic work. The chapter seeks to develop dramatic talent, to cultivate a taste for the best in drama, and to foster cultural dramatics.
Theatre Major: 39 hours (13 classes)
COM 235 Interpersonal Communication: Identify communication problems in interpersonal relationships including ethical communication, self- disclosure, perception, interviewing, conflict management, verbal and nonverbal communication. The student will exhibit competent language skills through oral reports, working in dyads and small groups, and class simulations. Credit hours: 3. Prerequisites: None. Offered in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.
COM 312 Creative Writing: Credit hours: 3. Prerequisites: ENG 201 and 202. Reciprocal credit: ENG 312. See ENG 312 for description. Offered in the Fall and Spring.
Theatre & Speech with Teacher Licensure (Grades K-12) Major: 39 hours (13 classes)
Required Minor in Professional Education: 33 hours (11 classes)
Completion of the applicable portions of the Praxis II series.
For additional information, see the Assistant Dean for Teacher Education and Accreditation
Minor in Theatre—21 hours (7 classes)
A. COM 123, 211, 240, 412; COM 112 or 235—15 hours (5 classes)
B. Select 2 from: COM 301, 311, 317, 330, 341, 342, 235, 350—6 hours (2 classes)