We aim to provide students with a strong theatre foundation while encouraging them to grow and succeed in their chosen concentration.
Students undertake curriculum that integrates in-class learning with production work for a well-rounded understanding of the different theatre facets. 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.
With a bachelor of arts in theatre, students inherently learn essential management, communication and problem-solving skills that will help every aspect of their personal and professional lives – on top of becoming experts in their chosen concentration. As theatre majors, students may audition for one of the following concentrations: acting, costumes, musical theatre, stage design and technology, stage direction and management, and theatre education. Though each concentration follows their own unique audition process, theatre majors must first bring two letters of recommendation that discuss work ethic, skill level, career goals and discipline as well as participate in interviews with members of the theatre department.
The Musical Theatre students are supported by a faculty of professionals within the Greensboro College Theatre, Dance, and Music Departments.
In addition to the training received on the Acting track, the Musical Theatre students also study one semester each of Ensemble and Cabaret Performance. (Yes! You write and perform your own one-man show) For the Musical Theatre Seminar class, taken in the junior year, each student studies two roles from the American Musical Theatre canon. (Yes! Another one-man show in your Junior year!) And, while not a program requirement, many of our Musical Theatre students will also offer a senior recital. Also required is the popular course American Musical Theatre History and Literature.
Dance training includes the core classes of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. Additional dance courses offered include Modern, African, Ballroom, Dance Auditions, Renaissance Dance and Choreography. The musical theatre curriculum also includes the research and study into the work and style of a specific musical theatre choreographer. Included within the curriculum of the BFA in Musical Theatre is a Dance Minor. Students also have the opportunity to serve as Dance Captain or Assistant Choreographer on the Mainstage.
The Music Department provides Instruction in Sight Singing, Music Theory, Piano Proficiency and Private Voice. Our majors also receive additional time each week with our Department Accompanist. A monthly “Vocal Rep” class offers the opportunity to highlight the vocal progress of each student.
Some of our Musical Theatre students find the time participate in the Music Department vocal ensembles, and even with the Campus Chapel Band.
The Greensboro College Theatre Department Mainstage season always includes at least one book musical and one musical revue.
Students gain a basic understanding of the different theatre facets and have the opportunity to participate in select production work. Minors require 20 credits to complete.Learn More
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.Learn More
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:
You may be eligible for our new Stay Local Scholarship, which supports bright minds right in our home state of North Carolina. LEARN MORE