We offer a robust program blending classroom theories and studio techniques with practical experiences in production. Students have multiple practical opportunities each year through our theatrical productions, Music Theatre Ensemble productions, and MVC Flatliners Improv performances. Students can also perform with the Dance Repertory Ensemble and with our vocal and instrumental music ensembles. Most performances take place in either the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre or the Morris Experimental Theatre. Through studying and practicing the art of theatre you will develop the key skills most valued by the modern workforce. Participation in all of our ensembles is open to all MVC students regardless of major.
Why a degree in Theatre from Missouri Valley?
We believe that well rounded theatre students make stronger theatre artists. That’s why our program introduces you to the full spectrum of theatre subjects including acting, directing, technical theatre, design, playwriting, and more. Our job is to help you find your voice as a theatre artist. At MVC we will equip you with the skills, experience and confidence to succeed!
- Scenic, Costume, Lighting Designer
- Stage Manager or Stagehand
- Voice Over Artist
- Theme Park or Cruise Line Entertainment
Graduate Program Possibilities
- Design and Production
- Theory & Criticism
Courses & Concentrations
Degree in Theatre
The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre is a robust degree which will provide you with a strong foundation in the collaborative art of theatre. When you graduate, you will possess valuable skills in critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, empathy, and flow. These skills are not only crucial as a theatre artists, but are valued in most other fields in the modern world. Course requirements include the theatre core plus six credit hours of theatre electives, for a total of 48 hours.
Minor in Theatre
The theatre minor is designed to provide diverse options for any student who desires to learn more about theatre, and wishes to enhance their education. Simplicity and flexibility are the keystones to the minor. In order to earn a minor in theatre, you must complete 18 hours of any set of theatre courses, nine hours must be upper division.
Admissions & Scholarships
The Fine Arts Division offers scholarships to help offset the cost of tuition. To receive a scholarship, you must provide an audition or portfolio presentation either in person during a campus visit, at a state Thespian Festival, or through an electronic submission. Students should either prepare two contrasting monologues or a monologue and a 16 bar musical solo or present a portfolio of design/writing work. Scholarships are available for majors and non-majors who plan to participate in theatre as an activity.