The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre trains students in every aspect of writing, producing, directing and acting in a theatre production. Grounded in practical experience, Young Harris College faculty share decades of real-world stage experience to help students build comprehensive theatre skills ranging from set construction and wardrobe design to dance and stage combat. A full schedule of musicals, plays and performances at Young Harris College each year gives students the opportunity to practice their craft while entertaining others.
Theatre majors may specialize in one of two concentrations: Performance or Design/Tech. All majors take courses in acting, technical theatre, theatre history, dramatic literature and playwriting. Our students demonstrate a developed range of practical acting skills at a high artistic level, the ability to operate effectively as a theatre technician in a production setting and an understanding of the history and literature of theatre and the ability to communicate about it thoughtfully.
On the path to receiving a degree, students are immersed in a full range of theatre courses, including acting, stage movement and dance, theatre history, dramatic literature, stagecraft and design. Additional workshops may include the areas of audition technique, period dance, stage combat and stage makeup. The department boasts an outstanding faculty with decades of real-world stage experience that will prepare you to advance successfully into graduate programs or a career.
Theatre Young Harris is a performing arts organization of Young Harris College. While all Theatre students are encouraged to participate in all theatre productions, non-majors are also encoraged to get involved. All production areas are staffed by students, including stage management, box office, lighting and sound control and scenery and costume construction. Each season, the theatre company presents a full lineup of notable productions, including full-length musicals, innovative dramas, classic plays, children’s shows and more.
For more information regarding Theatre Young Harris, contact Chris Crawford, Chair of the YHC Theatre Department.