Theatre

 A program for aspiring actors, singers, dancers, designers, stage managers, technical directors, or teachers.

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AUDITIONS AND INTERVIEWS

The theatre and music theatre department at Viterbo prepares students for professional employment as theatre artists, educators, and administrators by providing an environment in which students develop their creative potential through rigorous classroom and production experiences. Students benefit from an ongoing visiting artist series that allows them to work with and alongside industry professionals, and participate in free master classes and workshops. The department stages five fully-produced shows a year which ensures students are actively involved with hands-on experiences from the very start.

Alumni Placements
  • Broadway
  • International production companies
  • National tours
  • Chicago productions
  • Regional theatres
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Program Information

Viterbo’s theatre and music theatre programs combine intensive conservatory-like training with a comprehensive liberal arts education. Exclusively focused on the undergraduate, faculty cultivate the individual talent in each student to prepare them to become a leader in the next generation of innovative theatre artists. A selective admissions process, together with talented faculty and guest artist collaboration, draws top talent from across the nation.

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre (B.F.A.)

This conservatory-style program is for students who demonstrate the talent, potential, commitment and drive needed to pursue careers as professional theatre artists. Students have the options of having their emphasis in acting or stage management. To enrich knowledge on theatre, students in this program take courses in theatre history, dramatic literature, makeup, introductory design, and technical production. The Viterbo program is an excellent choice for those who aspire to become professional actors, or behind the scenes staff such as theatre managers. 

Music Theatre (B.F.A.)

This conservatory-style program is for students who demonstrate the talent, potential, commitment, and drive needed to pursue careers as professional musical theatre artists. Students focus in acting, singing, and dancing while enriching their knowledge on the practice of theatre. The Viterbo program is an excellent choice for those who aspire to become professional artists.

Theatre (B.A.)

This conservatory-style program is for students who demonstrate the talent, potential, commitment and drive needed to pursue careers as professional theatre artists. Students have the options of having their emphasis in acting, and design, and technical, or stage management. To enrich knowledge on theatre, students in this program take courses in theatre history, dramatic literature, makeup, introductory design, and technical production.  The Viterbo program is an excellent choice for those who aspire to become professional actors, or behind the scenes staff such as theatre technicians and managers. 

Theatre (Minor)

Minors at Viterbo University generally require between 15-25 credits upon completion. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.

Arts Management (Minor)

The Minor in Arts administrations provides students with the skills  needed to help arts facilities to run smoothly so artists, production teams, and audiences have an exceptional experience at events. Art directors, creative services managers, and directors of development have a passion for the visual and performing arts enhanced by a strong foundation of business practices.

Dance (Minor)

Make your love of dance part of your college degree, at Viterbo University! Students can minor in dance, where dance and some music courses are offered in order to reach the credit requirement. Students with an artistic inclination, motivation for career advancement, and verification of a commitment to dance are all great candidates for pursuing a minor in dance at Viterbo University.  The total credits required of the minor is 14. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals. A qualifying audition is offered for students who wish to test out of DANC 110 and/or other lower division dance courses, although the total credit requirement remains the same. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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