The Applied Theater emphasis is for those interested in using their theater skills in the community. This includes contexts such as school/after-school programs, community and neighborhood organizations, church or camp/conference centers, and involves developing original theater based on the assets and interests of people in the communities. Pairs well with a major or minor in Social Work, Sociology, Contemporary Christian Ministries, Communication, Criminal Justice, and Liberal Studies.

Program director

Julia Reimer, Ph.D.
Julia Reimer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theater

Course listing

General Education Prerequisite

THTR 105Theater Appreciation3
Required Courses
THTR 350Acting3
THTR 360Directing and Staging Texts3
LIT 380World Theater: Roots to 18003
LIT 385World Theater: 1800 to Present3
Select 8 Units Of The Following:
THTR 115Drama Practicum: The Company2
THTR 315Drama Practicum: The Company2
THTR 120Religious Drama Team1-2
THTR 320Religious Drama Team1-2
Select One Of The Following:
THTR 470Senior Thesis Performance2
THTR 496Drama Internship1-3


THTR 321Applied Theater2
THTR 335Drama Ministry3
THTR 355Creative Drama3
Choose Four Of The Following
COM 420Conflict Management and Resolution3
COM 430Group Dynamics and Leadership3
SOC 372Juvenile Delinquency and Justice3
SOC 410American Ethnicity and Pluralism3
PSY 420Childhood Disabilities and Psychopathology4
MIN 358Creative Communication in Ministry2
MIN 378Introduction to Worship Ministries3
MIN 382Introduction to Children's Ministries3
MIN 383Introduction to Youth Ministries3