At Young Harris College, we believe that creativity and critical thinking go hand-in-hand. Our Theatre Department adheres to a broad definition of theatre, embracing both the critical study of the stage as well as the creative talents and expressions of our students. Young Harris College faculty share decades of real-world stage experience to help you build comprehensive theatre skills ranging from set construction and wardrobe design to dance and stage combat.
You may specialize in one of three concentrations: Performance, Design/Tech and Musical Theatre. All theatre majors take courses in acting, technical theatre, theatre history and dramatic literature. You’ll develop practical acting skills at a high artistic level, the ability to operate effectively as a theatre technician in a production setting, an appreciation of the history and literature of theatre and the ability to communicate about it thoughtfully.
Theatre Young Harris is a performing arts organization of Young Harris College. 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. YHC’s theatre program is comprehensive so you have a range of opportunities and experiences to help you decide where your passion and talents lie. Click here to view the Theatre Young Harris 2013-2014 Handbook.
As a YHC theatre grad, you’ll gain the training and poise to advance successfully into life on stage—in front of or behind the curtain. Beyond performing, directing and writing, you could also build on your artistic background in graduate programs or careers. Alumni have gone on to work in:
• Educational outreach
• Literary management
• Arts administration and law
• Entrepreneurial endeavors
We offer competitive scholarships to students who major in theatre.
Questions? Contact Assistant Professor of Theatre, Theatre Department Chair and
Musical Theatre Program Co-Coordinator Chris Crawford.