Department of Theatre at Greensboro College
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Department of Theatre

We aim to provide students with a strong theatre foundation while encouraging them to grow and succeed in their chosen concentration.

Students undertake a curriculum that integrates in-class learning with production work for a well-rounded understanding of the different facets of theatre. We encourage students to seek more by challenging and questioning why they want to be artists, and how their work will change the world we live in. After completing their chosen program, students will be prepared to enter graduate school, intern with theatre and arts programs, teach theatre, or apply their learned skills to pursue other professions.

Majors and Minors

  • Theatre Major

    With a bachelor degree in theatre, students will explore their passion for this performing art while learning essential management, communication, and problem-solving skills that will help every aspect of their personal and professional lives. B.A. students will select and audition for one of the following concentrations: General Theatre, Acting, Costumes, Stage Management, or Theatre Education…

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  • Costume Minor

    Unleash your creativity and join the world of theatre with Greensboro College’s Costume minor. This program empowers students with essential sewing and costume skills, enabling them to actively engage in the costume shop and behind the scenes during productions. With just 20 credits needed for completion, this minor is a fantastic addition for B.A., B.B.A.,…

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  • Dance Minor

    Whether novices or experts, students at any level explore various dance styles, including ballet, ballroom, and hip hop, as well as learn different body awareness, posture, and tension release techniques. Students meet in dance studios for class and gain performance experience through showcases. Minors require 20 credits to complete.

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  • Design/Technical Theatre Minor

    Greensboro College’s Design/Technical Theatre minor dives into the fundamentals of stagecraft, costumes, and lighting design. This program empowers students to choose additional stage design and technical classes and actively participate in the production scene shop. With just 19 credits required for completion, this minor complements B.A., B.B.A., B.F.A., B.M.E., or B.S. degree candidates.

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  • Musical Theatre Minor

    Ignite your passion for the stage with Greensboro College’s Musical Theatre minor. This program offers a holistic approach, combining classes in acting, voice, and dance. Dive into the world of theatre production by participating in either the scene shop or the costume shop. With a requirement of just 20 credits, this minor is an enriching…

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  • Theatre Minor

    Students gain a basic understanding of the different facets of theatre and have the opportunity to participate in select production work. Minors require 20 credits to complete.

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Memberships & Accolades

Our Department of Theatre is a part of and accredited by organizations that establish and support national standards for art and theatre-related disciplines. They include:

American College Theatre Festival
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
North Carolina Theatre Conference
Southeastern Theatre Conference
United States Institute of Theatre Technology

Department of Theatre at Greensboro College Accolades

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.