Students say the collaborative, excellence-oriented environment of Northwestern’s theatre program is unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. The program’s goal is to help you as a theatre artist develop your creative gifts for service in God’s kingdom. That will happen as you:
- Commit to ensemble work
- Emphasize process over product
- Cultivate a servant’s heart in every role
Writing your own lines
Northwestern’s program offers a unique playwriting focus with courses in one-act and full-length script writing. The annual World Premiere Festival is a chance for student playwrights to see their own work on stage.
Arts Administration Minor
The Arts Administration Minor requires students to major in a fine arts program (Art, Music or Theatre). This minor builds on a student's existing artistic base earned from their fine arts major. It is intended to equip students with the direction and practical skills needed to help art flourish in the larger culture. Possible applications might include entry-level administrative positions in theatre companies, art galleries, symphonies and other community-based arts organizations.
|ACC 215 - Principles of Financial Accounting
(4 credits) This course covers the basic introduction to financial management and financial accounting, including an understanding of the concepts, principles and practices in these areas.
|ACC 310 - Non-Profit and Governmental Accounting
|BUS 200 - Principles of Marketing
(4 credits) This course introduces students to marketing terminology; defines the elements and activities necessary to create, communicate and deliver value through beneficial exchanges; and enables students to understand and replicate the marketing process at any entry level.
|COM 185 - Media Writing
(4 credits) Students learn genres of writing for print and broadcast journalism and video, as well as for public relations and advertising. They learn these genres in relation to each other and in relation to their organizational contexts and audiences. Included are reporting, organizing and writing, as well as basic legal and ethical guidelines for reporters and writers in journalism and PR.
|COM 230 - Principles of Public Relations
(3 credits; alternate years, consult department) Introduction to the field of public relations. Its focus is on public relations theory and practice with an emphasis on emerging trends. This course is offered as an overview covering public relations history, theories, strategies and tactics.
|COM 263 - Layout and Design
(3 credits) Covers basic principles of design as they apply to a wide variety of publications. Emphasis on selecting type, art and graphics appropriate to subject matter, purpose and audience.
|CSC 110 - Advanced Spreadsheets
|Internship: 4 credits
|ART 417 - Internship
(2 credits may apply toward the major) An internship to provide the student with opportunities to learn and to apply the knowledge, principles, and abilities gained from the curriculum. Opportunities are available in professional art studios, graphic design studios, galleries, museums and printing houses.
|MUS 417 - Internship
(4 credits may apply toward the Arts Administration minor) Prerequisite: MUS212.
|THE 417 - Internship
(4 credits may apply toward the major)
|Choose one course: 3
|BUS 305 - Organizational Behavior and Theory
(3 credits, non-yearly) This course will review the major historical and contemporary themes and phases of organizational theory and behavior. The class will examine and discuss the evolution and practice of the modern organization. The course will provide an understanding of the key concepts and principles of organization theory and behavior. This course will provide an opportunity for critical analysis of practical application of the concepts identified through the readings and lecture. Prerequisite: BUS250.
|COM 332 - Social Foundations of Advertising
(3 credits; alternate years, consult department) An introduction to social and historical foundations of advertising. Includes a study of the role of advertising in American culture and economy.
|Total credits required: 27
Note: Students must also complete a major in Art, Music or Theatre. The internship must be for a minimum of 4 credits.