We are a vibrant and close-knit department with a strong curriculum and production program.
We offer an academic theatre program of recognized excellence which develops students into practicing theatre artists. Our program develops students into citizen artists who understand the transformative power of theatre.
Our students use theatre as a tool to develop creativity, learn empathy and gain an understanding of the diversity of our human experience. We are committed to challenging our students, staff and audiences to promote a more informed and inclusive world.
Both theatre majors and non-majors participate in all aspects of our work. An outstanding faculty, an excellent facility, and strong interdivisional collaboration with the art, dance and music departments contribute to our program. We offer exciting internship opportunities in New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia as well as with the professional Hope Summer Repertory Theatre — all of these further mark our department as a special liberal arts program in theatre.
In addition to our academic focus, we offer opportunities for students to be involved
in the production of four mainstage plays per year, plus numerous other opportunities
in acting, directing, design and stage management through student independent projects
and directing classes.
“Hope College Department of Theatre offers an academic theatre program of recognized excellence which cultivates students as practicing entrepreneurial theatre artists. Our program fosters students to become citizen artists who understand the transformative power of theatre. Students will use theatre as a tool to develop creativity, learn empathy, and gain an understanding of the diversity and complexity of our human experience. The department is committed to challenging our students, practitioners and audiences to promote a more informed and inclusive world.”
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Interested in Theatre?
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Wednesday: 8–10 a.m.
DeWitt Student Cultural Center141 East 12th StreetFloor 2Holland, MI 49423