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Christian College for Theater

Dramaqueen4jesusDramaqueen4jesus Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
edited November 2010 in Christian Colleges
I have mostly been considering secular colleges for theater. However, i want to at least consider a christian college or two. Are there any christian schools that have good theater programs? Also, we can't afford an expensive school, so one that has a lower price or offers great scholarships would be best. I haven't taken the SATs yet, but I have a 4.0 and have done a ton of theater and been involved in a lot of other things too. I don't know if it matters, but I have also been homeschooled my whole life.....
Thanks for the help!
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Replies to: Christian College for Theater

  • CreeklandCreekland Registered User Posts: 3,541 Senior Member
    I honestly don't know how the major is here:

    Theatre at a Reformed Christian Liberal Arts College | Covenant College

    but I know my son considers his theater class one of his favorites. He's not a theater major (nor minor) though. He was homeschooled in high school. Getting accepted was no problem at all. They offer a $1000 homeschool scholarship among others that you might be competitive for if you like the school.
  • playdohloveplaydohlove Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    Westmont College has a small theatre department, but the professors are really cool. Believe me, they don't feel the need to sensor themselves for a Christian school haha. Some of the performances are really weird to us non-artsy people. Since it's a small school, you can probably get major parts pretty often. A lot of theatre majors actually go on to get jobs in Santa Barbara with theatre companies. Expensive, but there's good scholarships
  • Gwen FairfaxGwen Fairfax Registered User Posts: 2,435 Senior Member
    Catholic University is said to have a great music theater program.
  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,581 Senior Member
    Liberty U has a new high quality theater and also does some amazing live concerts that are taped for TV

    Liberty University Celebrates Grand Opening of its New Tower Theater
  • Whistle PigWhistle Pig - Posts: 4,093 Senior Member
    Check out Regents U in VA Beach. Dr. Gillette Elvgren, who once headed theater directing program at Pitt, is among the faculty. RU offers both undergrad degree in theater, and several MFA related programs.

    This area, perhaps more than most other areas of study, is one that has potential for very significant, dare I say "dramatic" differences from secular programs. There are often vastly disparate norms of what is deemed acceptable, appropriate social interactions between Christian theater and secular theater. It's not PC to acknowledge this phenomenon, but it is a sad truth none the less. So, this merits far more consideration and analyses than if one is going to study math, meterorology, or midevil history.

    Regents seems to have very strong programs and more so, faculty and staff who recognize the call to great disparity in social behaviors. So, while the "Sound of Music" or "Death of a Salesman" might be the same play, the players might play quite differently at Secular State vs. Christian College.
  • zatoonyzatoony Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    I would second looking at Regent University in Va. Beach. I've seen some of their productions and they are first rate. Beautiful facility as well.
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