About the concentration in Theatre/Musical Theatre
Hands-on, practical learning is at the center of the performance, art, and technology degree. In the theater/musical theatre concentration, you will get on-stage experience day one as you read scripts and start blocking the fall show. This multidisciplinary degree combines classroom instruction with hands-on production to develop your skills in acting, improvisation, scriptwriting, set design, and more — all of which will make you stand out beyond NVU.
To prepare you for a theater career, faculty won’t run your shows — you will. You will write and direct your own play, design and build the set, manage the front office, prepare the program, and promote the performance. By coordinating every aspect of a theater production, you will enter the world of professional theater ready to run the show.
You’ll learn the business side of the art, too, including how to dress, communicate, and present yourself in interviews and auditions. You will graduate prepared for a career in a wide range of fields, from theater, television, and film to radio, education, and video production.