/ Theatre Department


Our classes offer hands-on experience both in the classroom and in production.

Take advantage of the wide range of classes and faculty expertise to prepare you for work in any aspect of theatre.

View full course information in the catalog Here are a few tips to help ensure you get the most out of your theatre education at Hope:

  • Meet with a faculty member in your first year to begin working on a four-year plan, even if you haven’t declared yet.
  • Take THEA 105: Introduction to Theatre Practice and THEA 161: Acting I in your first year if you intend to major or minor. THEA 105 class gives an overview of the theatre major and will help orient you to the department.
  • Take THEA 270/272/274: Stage Production I, II and III (can be taken in any order) in your first three semesters if you’re interested in technical theatre or design.
  • Take THEA 243:Play Analysis and THEA 272: Stage Production II in the spring semester of your first year if you’re planning to major or minor.
  • Take THEA 162: Acting II in spring of your first year if you are performance emphasis.
  • Get credit for your involvement with a production.
  • Apply for your THEA 490:Independent Studies in Theatre the semester before the proposed performance date.