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Theatre Arts

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Major or Minor in

Theatre Arts

Live theatrical performance is a collaborative creative process that enhances your skills and expands your talents. Linfield theatre arts majors discover their best creative selves in one of the most respected theater programs in the Northwest, a setting where you will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of our major stage productions from your first day on campus. Learn the principles of acting, costuming and stagecraft, lighting design and directing, or gain valuable arts management skills by taking a role in the business of theatre.

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As a theatre arts major at Linfield

you might take:

Theatre Practicum: Production

Participate on one or more production crews for Linfield theatre presentations. (THTR 110)

Theatre Design Methods

Explore design elements common to scenic, properties, costume, sound and lighting and the visual processes for communicating these elements – sketching, drafting, rendering. (THTR 162)

Production & Touring Educational Theatre

Serve as a performer, crew member and "teacher" in the collaborative process of developing both educational theatre workshops and a one-day play production. (THTR 368)

Studying theatre arts at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Obtain knowledge of a broad range of theatrical disciplines and experiences, each of which is important to an understanding of the whole.

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  • Achieve adequate preparation to accept post-graduate internships or entry-level positions in theatre, to enter graduate school, to adapt theatre knowledge and skills to other careers, and to adopt creative approaches to life-long learning.

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  • Comprehend the interrelationships among the theatrical disciplines by analyzing and solving problems in most practical areas of theatre production.

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  • Acquire the skills necessary to function as mindful, creative and responsible individuals who appreciate the diversity and ambiguity of theatrical experiences and the role of theatre in society.

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Intern in all areas of theatre arts

Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where theatre arts majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:

  • American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco

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Have questions about studying theatre arts at Linfield? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.

portrait of Jackson Miller
Jackson Miller
Department Chair and Professor
Ford Hall
503-883-2625
jmiller@linfield.edu