Department of Theatre Arts

Department Information

As a part of the Division of Media and Communications, the Louisiana Christian University Department of Theatre Arts combines an excellent liberal arts education with rigorous training in both academic and artistic fields of theatre study.

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Communication, and Media provides student majors a truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of performance in both interpersonal and mediated forms as a fundamental form of human communication. Required courses across theatre, communication, and media production will serve as a strong liberal arts foundation for a myriad of career fields or admission to graduate programs around the country.

The Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre, students will take courses in acting, music, and dance providing a comprehensive performance background. Students will have a broad musical context in which they will develop and master their performance skills in a Christ-centered environment.

Theatre Arts majors will find careers onstage and behind the stage of productions both large and small. Theatre Arts majors can apply their ability to analyze scripts, interpret and research the historical context of characters, and communicate effectively and clearly. The education that Theatre Arts majors will gain here at Louisiana Christian University will make them invaluable assets to any production team. Listed below are some common careers that Theatre Arts majors can expect to find.

  • TV and Film Actor
  • Director/Producer
  • Booking Agent
  • Scenic Designer
  • Film Editor
  • Advertising
  • Theatre Production

Degrees & Programs

Upcoming Productions

MouseTrap
The Mousetrap 
by Agatha Christie
  • September 7-9 & 14-16 at 7:00 p.m.
  • September 9 & 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Big-Fish-Optimized
Big Fish The Musical,
music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August
  • October 26-28 and November 2-4 at 7:00 p.m.
  • October 28 & November 4 at 2:00 p.m.
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High School Musical On Stage!,
Book by David Simpatico
  • February 29-March 2 & March 7-9 at 7:00 p.m.
  • March 2 & 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Alumni Spotlights

John Willie, B.A. Theatre Arts, 2011

John Willie, B.A. Theatre Arts, 2011

John Willie, B.A. Theatre Arts, 2011
Pastor, Alpine Baptist Church
 
"I can confidently say that studying theatre at Louisiana Christian University is not just a place that trained me to be an actor, but also provided a community that nurtured my soul. TLC equipped me with the technical knowledge and expertise to succeed, not only in the industry, but also integrated core Christian values that has prepared me for various professional fields. Choosing to study here means choosing to invest in your whole self and growing in integrity, empathy, and compassion, while preparing you to be a professional actor."
Jeremy Dean Manuel, B.A. Theatre Arts, 2018

Jeremy Dean Manuel, B.A. Theatre Arts, 2018

Jeremy Dean Manuel, B.A. Theatre Arts, 2018
Actor, Film Industry
Credits Include: Ozark, The Thing About Pam, True Lies, Emancipation
 
"TLC helped set the foundation I needed to excel in the film industry through intensive training using the acting techniques of Uta Hagen and Stanislavski, who help keep you in the moment and personalize your surroundings in each character. I have used those skills in all of my auditions and brought those ideas to set when called for. Theatre Practicum classes helped me develop discipline and skills that I've used to this day (woodworking in particular)."
Jesse Gallegos, 2014 Alumni

Jesse Gallegos, 2014 Alumni

Jesse Gallegos, 2014 Alumni
Actor
Credits include: Spaghetti Junction and #SLUT
 
"LCU's theatre department allowed me the opportunity to grow as an actor and develop my storytelling in their multifaceted black box theatre. Professor Huffman has a wide knowledge of performing, from Stanislavski to Shakespeare, and a deep understanding of the film industry. Her combination as a teacher, a director, a talent agent (at my time there), and a friend has lit a fire in my soul to pursue my creative arts of acting and filmmaking. I'm blessed for the opportunity to have joined this theatre program and would highly recommend LCU to anyone who is interested in a theatre arts degree!"

Past Featured Shows

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PLAY ON!

By Rick Abbot

Directed by Tabitha Huffman

2017

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Joseph Stein

Directed by Tabitha Huffman

Musical Direction by Dr. Kate Rawls

2017

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Joseph Stein

Directed by Tabitha Huffman

Musical Direction by Dr. Kate Rawls

2017

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THE CRUCIBLE

By Arthur Miller

Directed By John Robert Willie

2019

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THE CRUCIBLE

By Arthur Miller

Directed By John Robert Willie

2019

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1940'S RADIO HOUR

by Walton Jones

Directed By Tabitha Huffman

2018

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A THIEF BY CHANCE

An Opera by Gioachino Rossini

Musical Direction By Dr. Kate Rawls

Artistic Direction By Tabitha Huffman

2019

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THE 39 STEPS

By John Buchan

Directed By Tabitha Huffman

2019

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