The Department of Theatre offers a theatre major and a theatre minor.
Integrating faith and the dramatic disciplines
It is difficult to imagine in today's media saturated, postmodern, narrative-focused culture, that one can consider him/herself adequately educated without having developed an understanding of how dramatic art works and impacts its audiences and practitioners. The dramatic arts are arguably one of the most influential modes of cultural communication today. We would be foolish to neglect proclaiming the Kingdom of God in this vital marketplace. It is our prayer that students are prepared to humbly serve through story -- trained to be skilled theatre artists who use their God-given dramatic talents to embody His love for their neighbors --whether on campus, in the church, the local community, or the wider dramatic arts world.
The dramatic arts thrive on liberal arts education!
The renowned actress and acting teacher Uta Hagen wrote, "To be more than an adequate or serviceable actor, it takes a broad education in the liberal arts." Theatre and film educators generally agree: those who wish to write, produce, direct, shoot, act in or otherwise create dramatic work need a wide understanding of many facets of life to produce their art effectively. A Covenant liberal arts education powerfully equips theatre and film graduates to work in the dramatic professions.
Covenant typically produces four shows a year, annually collaborating with the music department on musicals, operettas, and operas. Students are routinely given significant production responsibility as well as support from the department to pursue their particular interests. Additionally, students intern on productions at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), as well as completing a professional theatre or film internship before graduation.
Students at Covenant have access to a wide variety of film and stage classroom preparation. Some of the classes offered include:
- Theatre Seminar I-III
- Acting I-II
- Theatre History I-II
- Dramatic Arts and Christian Thought I-II
- Accents & Dialects
Recent Senior Capstone Projects
Acting, directing, writing original scripts, making a short film, producing a play festival, technical direction, costume design, and leading various productions at Covenant, including:
- Waiting for Godot
- Flowers for Algernon
- The Savannah Disputation
Where Our Alumni Are
- Award-winning stage/film/TV actor
- Audiobook Performer
- Film marketing
- High school theatre teacher
- Atlanta Shakespeare Co.
- Actors Express
- Georgia Ensemble Theatre
- Virginia Stage
- Taproot Theatre
- Walt Disney World
- Southeastern Theatre Conference
- In television shows, including “Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” “MacGyver,” and “Your Worst Nightmare”