Get on Stage

Acting is a concentration with the theatre major. This concentration has an emphasis on performance techniques for all genres, working with directors, theatre for young audiences, puppetry, and stage combat. You’ll also be able to join productions starting your first semester on campus, giving you four years of stage time.

We encourage our students to be a quadruple threat! You have the opportunity to develop your skills in acting, singing, dancing, and behind the scenes. No matter what concentration you choose, the program has enough flexibility for you to follow your passions. Many of our Musical Theatre students also study costumes or directing and our Production students are able to take voice and acting classes as well. We want to help you become the best professional package you can be.

Jasmine Ridler
Jasmine Ridler '22

What I love about Heidelberg is that we are encouraged to explore every opportunity we can, so as an acting major my options are unlimited. I can dance in the show choir, design makeup looks for the Winter play, and then sing and act in the Spring musical. The professors are all about promoting self-sufficiency and advocacy, meaning that if I have an idea for a piece that I want to perform outside of the regular season, I can bring it to them and it can happen.


Every year the School of Music and Theatre produces four mainstage productions; two plays and two musicals. Our goal is that during your four-years of study you will have the opportunity to participate in all the different types of theatrical productions that you will encounter as a professional artist. The best part? You can audition and participate in productions as soon as you arrive on campus.

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An audition is a required part of the admission process for all students planning to major in music and/or theatre. It also allows the award of music scholarships and participation awards for talented non-music majors.

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