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Theatre Arts

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The department of theatre arts seeks to establish a Christ-centered, professional environment for artistic expression by developing the creative mind, body and spirit of each student in the disciplines of: performance, directing, design, technical theatre, production, theatre management, script writing, theatre history, and dramatic literature. By imparting knowledge and allowing hands-on participation, the department is about preparing students to impact our world for God’s glory.

Theatre Arts: Musical Theatre Concentration (B.A.)

Vanguard is one of the only Christian universities to offer a Musical Theatre Concentration. We offer top notch training in voice and acting with specialized courses in musical theatre auditioning and vocal technique. Along with our own Musical Theatre Dance and Private Dance courses we have a unique partnership with Orange Coast College (just around the corner in location) where we accept dance units into our program as the third component to a well-rounded program. We produce two musicals annually as part of our main-stage season, and have a student led Cabaret Ensemble who has the opportunity to perform for paid events at school and in the community.

Theatre Arts: Performance/Directing Concentration (B.A.)

Vanguard offers the acting and directing students numerous acting and performance courses such as: voice and speech; acting/directing for the camera; stage combat; a three-tiered acting course; audition for the stage; directing for the stage; and many other comprehensive theatre courses that contribute to the well-rounded theatre major. Performance opportunities abound through our main-stage productions, Senior Showcase, and student directed scenes and one-acts each semester. We are active participants in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and students are sent to the regional festival each year as Irene Ryan nominees.

Theatre Arts: Technical/Design Concentration (B.A.)

Personalized instruction and supervised hands-on design experiences that stretch from designs-on-paper to fully realized productions provide exciting challenges for the Design / Technical Concentration major, and develop skills that can provide be the basis for success in graduate studies or in the technical theatre workplace. All productions are entirely staffed by student technicians, including run crews, lighting crews, riggers, stage managers, sound operators and costume/makeup assistants. Many assistant designer position opportunities are also available throughout the production season.

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Lyceum Theater Renovations

The Lyceum Theater ribbon cutting ceremony is around the corner and the theater renovations are almost complete. 

Accreditations

National Association of Schools of Theatre
West Coast Science
Western Association of Schools & Colleges
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Assemblies of God

A Sampling of Theatre Arts Courses

THEA 324

Theory and Criticism

Theory and Criticism

Reading and analysis of theories and critical approaches to contemporary theatre: Stanislavki, Aristotle, Brecht, and others who have contributed to the form and idea of the modern theatre.

THEA 339

Industry Insiders

Industry Insiders

Course focuses on the skill and materials necessary to find employment as a performer. Topics covered include auditioning, securing representation, finding a business manager, and getting the most useful headshots.

THEA 224

Musical Theatre Audition

Musical Theatre Audition

An in depth practicum class focusing on the preparation of audition pieces for musical theatre. Students will learn how to identify songs appropriate for their range and the production, and will study the techniques involved in song interpretation.

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Susan Berkompas, MFA

Susan Berkompas, MFA

Paul Eggington

Paul Eggington

Vanda Eggington

Vanda Eggington

Instructor of Theatre Arts
Lia Hansen, MFA

Lia Hansen, MFA

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Costume Designer
Nicholas Lazaris

Nicholas Lazaris

Theatre Manager
David Pecoraro, MFA

David Pecoraro, MFA

Professor of Theatre Arts, Production Manager

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