BS In Theatre Arts Drama Ministry
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Aug 19, 2024
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Discover the Impact Theatre Can Make with Our BS in Theatre Arts – Drama Ministry

Are you looking for a program that combines your passion for theatre and ministry? Look no further than Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Theatre Arts – Drama Ministry degree! This program offers a unique combination of theatre training and ministry preparation that can help equip you for a wide range of careers in the arts and ministry. Throughout this program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the art of theatre and how it can be used as a tool for ministry and outreach. This unique degree, designed with your future in mind, can empower you to bring stories to life onstage while delivering profound messages of faith.

Our theatre arts – drama ministry degree can help broaden your understanding of theatre, its techniques, and its impact. You’ll delve into character creation, script interpretation, stagecraft, and design. Simultaneously, you can enhance your leadership, collaboration, and communication skills -capabilities highly valued across industries.

Additionally, you can discover how the fusion of ministry and theatre can be used to bring people together and share the message of the Christian faith. With this unique combination of theatre and ministry training, you can be equipped to positively impact your community through the power of performance. This interplay between art and spirituality offers you the opportunity to find innovative ways to share, engage, and inspire.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s BS in Theatre Arts – Drama Ministry Degree?

Choosing Liberty University means choosing an institution that fosters values that mirror your own. Our commitment to providing you with hands-on experience in both theatre and ministry makes this program the perfect choice. You’ll be able to participate in productions through our very own Alluvion Stage Company. You can also engage in outreach events that use theatre to communicate important messages to audiences.

Our Christian values shape every aspect of our educational experience, encouraging a balance of faith and learning. As you pursue your degree, you’ll join a community that cherishes these values, fostering a sense of belonging. Moreover, Liberty’s faculty members are experienced professionals in theatre and ministry, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom. They are poised to offer invaluable mentorship and direction, assisting you throughout your academic path.

The facilities offered to you as a student in the BS in drama ministry program reflect our commitment to quality education. You’ll have access to modern classrooms, theatre spaces, and rehearsal studios that echo the professional world. These resources can help you gain a hands-on understanding of theatre arts and drama ministry.

 With a well-rounded education that includes both theatre and ministry courses, you can equip yourself to make a positive impact in whatever field you pursue. Choose Liberty’s BS in Theatre Arts – Drama Ministry degree and discover how you can use the power of theatre to impact the world for good!

What’s the difference between the BA and BS in Theatre Arts?

The main difference between the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science is that the Bachelor of Arts includes a foreign language component. This valuable addition to your education broadens your horizons and equips you with an extra skill that can enhance your versatility in the realm of theatre arts. On the other hand, if you opt not to study a foreign language, the Bachelor of Science offers the advantage of extra elective credits, allowing you to tailor your coursework to align with your personal and professional goals.

What Will You Learn in Our BS in Theatre Arts – Drama Ministry Degree?

You can expect to gain a well-rounded education that includes a variety of theatre courses. Our robust curriculum comprehensively examines both theatre arts and drama ministry. You’ll engage in diverse courses, from acting to theology.

As a student in the program, you’ll study the history of theatre and learn about different theatre genres, such as comedy, tragedy, and musical theatre. In addition to theatre courses, you can also take foundational Bible courses in topics like evangelism and survey of the Old and New Testaments.

Gain a comprehensive look into stage management as you learn about organizing rehearsals, maintaining props, and communicating with cast and crew memebers. Develop a detailed understanding of Christian theatre aesthetics. And study engaging aspects of script analysis and how scripts are used by actors, stage managers, directors, and playwrights.

As a student in the drama ministry specialization, you’ll study stage movement. This course will focus on physical expressions, patterns of tension, and stylized movement. Our Writing for Drama Ministry course can help you establish techniques for developing 1-act plays, often used for church performances. You can also gain an understanding of intercultural communication and engagement, which can help you as you dive into the world of ministry.

Throughout your time in the program, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in various productions and practicums, as we offer multiple productions between our 2 on-campus theatres every year. Concluding your journey through our BS in Theatre Arts – Drama Ministry program, you can be prepared to use your newfound knowledge and skills to shape the world of theatre and ministry in your unique way.

View the Degree Completion Plan and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

THEA 301 – Acting II

THEA 321 – Stage Movement I

THEA 412 – Site-Specific Theatre

THEA 432 – Writing for Drama Ministry

Degree Information
Admissions Requirements  

Highlights of Our BS in Theatre Arts – Drama Ministry Degree

  • Liberty’s School of Communication and the Arts offers 2 on-campus stages: the Black Box Theater and the Tower Theater.
  • The Tower Theater is home to both the Department of Theatre Arts and the Alluvion Stage Company, offering you a Broadway-style fly tower equipped with catwalks, professional rigging systems, an orchestra pit, and a balcony.
  • As a student in the BS in drama ministry program, you can join drama outreach trips, allowing you to put the skills you are actively learning to use.
  • We participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), the Virginia Theatre Association (VTA), and the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC).
  • Our professors have years of real-world experience in professional productions. They also have a passion for teaching you how to create innovative theatre that glorifies Christ.

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.


    BS in Theatre Arts – Drama Ministry Degree Information

      Potential Career Opportunities for BS in Theatre Arts – Drama Ministry Graduates

      • Actor
      • Choreographer
      • Director
      • Special events coordinator
      • Stage manager