In the Theatre major, students develop an appreciation and knowledge of theatrical and technical aspects of stage production.
Within the program, students may choose to emphasize the performance and technical elements of theatre, but for those who desire to work in Christian theatre ministry, the major supports students interested in combining the two focuses. Union also offers the Theatre major with a teacher licensure for K-12. Students engage in hands-on experiences through four major theatre productions, workshops, field trips to plays, an annual student directed showcase, and the Blank Slate Improv team. Alpha Psi Omega, a national dramatic fraternity, cultivates a taste for the best in drama and fosters cultural dramatics.
If you are interested in the Theatre major, please contact Professor David Burke.
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)