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What You Will Learn in GCU’s BA in Theatre Education Program

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Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education degree is offered through the College of Fine Arts and Production and leads to initial teacher licensure. This degree’s courses are in alignment with Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) principles, and graduates of this program may be prepared to teach K-12 students after passing their state certification exam.

If you feel called to pursue a career teaching theatre, then this program may prepare you to reach your professional goals. Keep reading for an introduction to what you will learn while earning this theatre education degree:

Advanced Acting

In this program, you will complete coursework that examines principles for establishing the relationship of the voice to the body, as well as its role in character interpretation, for the development of physical presence. Later, you will study advanced acting and how to develop a character.

Stage Design

As part of your curriculum, you will learn about set and prop construction and obtain practical experience through theatre productions. You will also examine scenography and design topics, such as stage lighting and costume design, and will have chances to work with the university’s Ethington Theatre Series designers and participate in the design of GCU theatre productions.

Theatre Methods and Assessment

While earning this degree, you will prepare to enter the teaching profession and learn how to develop and conduct a theatre program in junior high school and high school environments. Also, you will explore integrated arts methods and assessments for teaching theatre and dance in elementary school settings.

Prepare to become an effective theatre arts educator by earning Grand Canyon University’s BA in Theatre Education. You can learn more about our education degree programs by visiting our website or clicking the Request More Information button on this page.