About Our Theatre Program

Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

Bring joy, laughter, and even tears to audiences with your messages.

THE SEATTLE AREA is the third largest for stage and theatre performances in the nation (after New York and Chicago). Northwest University students who choose to study drama are in one of the most vibrant theatre cultures anywhere. Our small enrollment means that you will be able to act. Small but mighty, our program allows for students of all majors to be involved in theatre, whether in one of our biannual productions or in of our theatre-focused courses.

Currently Dramatic Studies is offered as a minor. More information about the minor can be found here.

The primary focus of the Dramatic Studies minor is on the craft of acting. Within this focus, students come to appreciate human experience as presented in dramatic literature, with critique or analysis from a Christian aesthetic or world view.

Students pursuing this minor learn valuable personal and social skills—from self-discipline and confidence in public communication to risk-taking and successful navigation of group endeavors. Competence in a minor in Dramatic Studies will prepare students for success in a variety of career areas including the performing arts, education, media, and the ministry.