B.A. Theatre

Major Minor Teaching Endorsement

At Concordia University, Nebraska, we believe the starting point for studies in theatre is the development of the individual student’s voice. Both in and out of the classroom, you will find space to examine who you are, what you believe and how you can impact others. The theatre major is a highly integrated academic program that will provide you with opportunities to collaborate and study all aspects of theatrical art, including acting, directing, playwriting, set design, technical production, dramaturgy, literary theory and the history of theatre. 

Theatre teaches you communication skills, creative problem solving and innumerable other traits that offer valuable preparation for any career, including those in the theatre industry, or for further study in graduate school or professional programs. 

Theatre Courses

120 credit hours
100% career outcome rate1
15:1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100% faculty with terminal degree 

From script to director to casting to set design, find your place on the stage! 

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Program Highlights


The Concordia University, Nebraska theatre program maintains high standards of academic integrity and Christian responsibility. Through practical application, the program presents quality productions that are both entertaining and relevant, and that engage our audience in a thoughtfully challenging, responsible and intelligent way. 


Theatre productions at Concordia University, Nebraska are an active part of campus life. Full-length productions and a variety of student-directed one acts bring together students from all disciplines to offer the campus and surrounding communities excellent theatre. 


As experts in theatre, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom. 

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Meet our students

Adam Prince
Adam Prince
O'Fallon, Mo.

The theatre department at Concordia is a close-knit, loving community of professors and friends who have taught me more than I ever expected to know about the art that I love.


Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Degree Goals

A theatre program graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • critically analyze important cultural and social issues and use methods that promote reflection and discussion about both theatre itself and issues of individual and Christian concern. 
  • discover the historical and cultural significance of drama and apply methods of literary and dramatic scholarship. 
  • model Christian scholarship and thoughtful discussion processes, including a desire to read more and appreciate the role of drama to challenge and increase awareness of both our sinful human condition and the need we have for a Savior. 
  • develop creativity, artistic skills and professionalism through an active production program that melds scholarship and practice. 
  • expand and perfect their knowledge of the literary, historical and philosophical aspects of theatre. 

English, Communication and Theatre Arts Minors

  • Communication  
  • Composition and Rhetoric  
  • English  
  • Interpersonal Communication  
  • Journalism and Public Relations  
  • Literature  
  • Theatre  
  • Writing 

Career Outcomes


  • Portray characters on stage or film 
  • Read scripts, rehearse scenes, memorize lines, research characters and perform 

Drama Teacher 

  • Help students explore their creativity through the theatre arts 
  • Create lesson plans, exams and exercises to help your students master costume and set design, acting and directing 

Film Director 

  • Ensure every aspect of a movie or television show runs smoothly 
  • Give direction to actors 
  • Work with individuals in charge of lighting, scenery, writing and all aspects of the show 


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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.