Theatre Performance - Associate Degree

Liberal Arts: Theatre Performance - Associate Degree
Program Details
Credential: 
Associate of Arts
Academic Division: 
Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Own the stage. Actors, technicians and designers thrive in Thomas Nelson’s Theatre Performance program.

The curriculum includes hands-on training in acting, technical theatre and design. Thomas Nelson produces a play, a musical and an operetta every year, offering you exciting opportunities to join the cast and the crew.

I was well-prepared for the long rehearsal periods that go into performances because of the Performing Arts department. They gave me so many skills that I still use now in my auditions and in my classes and performances.

Joshua Crawford, Virginia Commonwealth University

Possibilities 

Land a job as an actor or technician. Thomas Nelson’s Theatre Performance program can prepare you to pursue bachelor’s degree programs in acting, directing, production, education or design. With a bachelor’s degree, become a professional actor, director, playwright, stage manager, theater educator, technical director, dramaturg, scenic artist, set costume or lighting designer. Thomas Nelson graduates with a qualifying grade point average benefit from guaranteed admission to more than 20 four-year institutions in Virginia, including Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, William & Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Virginia.

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