Study theatre at Calvin
As a theatre major at Calvin, you will learn to understand theatre and its relationship to the cultures that have produced it through courses, off-campus programs, on-campus theatre productions and internships. You'll also have opportunities to create theatre through at least four annual productions by the Calvin Theatre Company.
Theatre courses at Calvin examine the history, theory and practice of drama. They will challenge what you know about the human condition, and provide the insight necessary to act in, direct, design, promote, and write theatrical pieces. Besides courses in theatre, faculty will advise you to enroll in courses in oral interpretation, oral communication and rhetoric, art history, philosophy, and English.
The emphasis in theatre requires you to take at least ten courses in the CAS department. These include three courses in the CAS core, one course in oral interpretation, and seven additional theatre courses.
- CAS 140
- CAS 203
- CAS 217
- CAS 218
- CAS 219
- CAS 316
- CAS 320
- CAS 321
- CAS 352
- One course selected from CAS 238, 327, or 383
- One course selected from CAS 248, 319, or 323
- Two CAS electives, one of which may be an interim
Calvin theatre majors have recently interned at the Sante Fe Opera, the Kennedy Center and at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Check out the Chicago Semester to learn more about internships in theatre.