Antona Garcia, 2012
Richard III, 2012
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We want to make certain you are on the most efficient path to graduation and there are many areas of expertise within the University that will assist you. We require no auditions to declare yourself a Theatre major or minor and you will gain experience in all aspects of the theatre.
Grand Valley State University is an exciting place to study theatre. The program prepares students for careers that require skills in communications, creativity, and problem-solving, including careers in the entertainment industry. It provides professional orientation and background within a broad liberal arts framework, the cornerstone of GVSU.
GVSU students participated in the world premiere of several productions and are now published in Max Bush's new play, AN IDENTIFIED ENEMY, first staged a GVSU in 2012. Click here to read about GVSU's Alumn, Max Bush's newly published play by Dramatic Publishing, and how GVSU Theatre students participated.
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The program is flexible with a strong core of theatre requirements and multiple elective offerings to allow students to pursue their own particular interests. Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.
Theatre students, 2011 - 2012
GVSU Theatre students can participate in many organizations in and outside the Theatre program such as ReACT!, Bard-To-Go, Performance Studio Series, Greenshow, GV Shakespeare Festival, Alpha Psi Omega, S.T.A.G.E., Opera Theatre, Spotlight Productions, Student Senate, and many other opportunities to enhance your education.
WEST MICHIGAN AND GVSU.
Grand Valley State University is a four-year liberal arts school with an average enrollment of more than 24,000 students. We're located on the banks of the Grand River in the village of Allendale, minutes away from Michigan's second largest city of Grand Rapids.
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Whether your interests lie in theatre, the world of film & television, the multidisciplinary arts area, or in some combination of these, GVSU has a lot to offer. We're the fastest- growing university in the state, and our graduates have found their degrees useful as general liberal arts experiences, or as preparation for advanced study and work in post-graduate professional training programs. No auditions are necessary for students to enter the Theatre program at GVSU.
GVSU is unique among Michigan's schools for several reasons important to drama students. First and foremost, we have the lowest student-to-faculty ratio of any state university. This means that all our theatre classes are taught by faculty who are readily available for consultation, academic advising, and independent studies or projects. In addition, our program is entirely undergraduate, which means that GVSU can guarantee that students won't be crowded out by grad students. On the contrary, they'll receive hands-on experience with equipment, facilities, and opportunities for performance & production from the very first semester they arrive. Finally, GVSU offers well respected overseas programs and theatre-related career specialty programs that are critical for success in today's entertainment industry: film & television, advertising, and public relations to name a few.
Of special interest to theatre students is the range of area cultural activities of which the University is a part. Grand Rapids, Michigan's fastest-growing city with a population of more than 700,000, boasts professional organizations such as Opera Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Ballet Company, The Grand Rapids Symphony, Broadway Grand Rapids, Dog Story Theatre, arts museums and galleries, two improv companies and numerous community theatres which perform year-round to more than 80,000 people.
Theatre students study a variety of topics, including:
Versatility is the single most important factor in obtaining work as a graduate of the drama program. Grand Valley theatre students have successfully completed programs in graduate schools and professional conservatories. They have found work in schools and recreation departments, repertory theatre companies, modern dance companies, and arts organizations as:
Why Study Theatre at Grand Valley?
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Financial Aid and Scholarships.
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View catalog information.
View the Theatre major requirements.
Types of Theatre scholarship opportunities.
Schedule a University visit with Admissions.