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Theatre, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Integrating faith and the dramatic disciplines.

It is difficult to imagine in today's media saturated, postmodern, narrative-focused culture, that one can consider him/herself adequately educated without having developed an understanding of how dramatic art works and impacts its audiences and practitioners. It is our prayer that students here are prepared to become "missionaries" to the dramatic professions. That is to say, we seek to help them become both skilled in dramatic craft and mature in Christian discipleship, that they might one day enter the professional stage and film worlds in order to produce fine art to the glory of God, but also to reach out to a lost “people group” (dramatic professionals) who will not very likely be reached by outsiders. The dramatic arts are arguably one of the most influential modes of cultural communication today. We would be foolish to neglect proclaiming the Kingdom of God in this vital marketplace.


"We live in a media-saturated, narrative-focused culture. We need to be in that place, redeeming that area of culture, because art is gorgeous and beautiful and needs to be redeemed for the sake of Christ. "
  - Camille Hallstrom, professor of theatre


The dramatic arts thrive on liberal arts education!

The renowned actress and acting teacher Uta Hagen wrote, "To be more than an adequate or serviceable actor, it takes a broad education in the liberal arts." Theatre and film educators generally agree: those who wish to write, produce, direct, shoot, act in or otherwise create dramatic work need a wide understanding of many facets of life to produce their art effectively. A Covenant liberal arts education powerfully equips theatre and film graduates to work in the dramatic professions.


Theatre Studies

Covenant has two separate production arms: Mainstage Drama produced by the Theatre and Film Studies Department and the Drama Association, our fully student-led theatre. Additionally, students can work on plays at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). This is the most unique element of our program; a chance to work in a "secular theatre laboratory" and later debrief with Christian professors and students is key to our goal of preparing students to be "missionaries" to the professional theatre and film worlds.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Literary Studies 
  • Shakespeare 
  • Company Muster I 
  • Company Muster II 
  • Company Muster III
  • Text Analysis for Production 
  • Introduction to Theatre 
  • Stagecrafts 
  • Theatre Internship I 
  • Acting I 
  • Theatre History I: Ancient Theatre through the Eighteenth Century 
  • Theatre History II: Eighteenth Century to Twenty-first Century 
  • Production Practicum 
  • Stage Management 
  • The Dramatic Arts and Christian Thought 
  • Basic Design 
  • Playwriting 
  • The Dramatic Arts and Christian Thought II 
  • Theatre Internship II 
  • Senior Integration Paper in Theatre 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • 1. Application for Admission
  • 2. $35 Application Fee
  • 3. Personal Testimony
  • 4. Official High School Transcript
  • 5. SAT/ACT Scores
  • 6. Completed Academic Reference Form
  • 7. Completed Church Reference Form
  • 8. College Transcript (if applicable)
  • 9. Interview (optional)
  • 10. Photograph (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32230 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32230 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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