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Type of Degree: Major, Minor
Department:  School of Music and Theatre

Learn the art and business of theatre through four years of intense hands-on learning. Our students become writers, designers, directors, and actors who understand their craft and how to navigate the art world.

Theatre majors learn by doing.  From building sets and sewing costumes to writing and directing plays, you’ll experience the full spectrum of professional theatre. From the beginning, you’ll work closely with faculty to chart your educational path that aligns with your career goals. 

Every year, the department produces a variety of performances including musicals, dramas, and student-written one acts. Recent productions include They Fight, Guys and Dolls, Young Frankenstein, Shrek the Musical, Avenue Q, Romeo and Juliet, and The Drowsy Chaperone.


Performance Venues

Heidelberg’s Gundlach Theatre is used as a traditional main stage and transformed to accommodate a black box style performance. Our performances range from small ensembles to large casts. You can also perform with local talent and professionals at productions at the Ritz Theatre in downtown Tiffin.

Meet the Faculty

Our students say the best part of Heidelberg is working with their professors. Meet the faculty of this department. 


  • Actor/Actress
  • Casting Director
  • Performing Arts Educator
  • Scriptwriter
  • Stage Manager


Below is a sampling of courses offered in the School of Music and Theatre. For more information, see the major requirements.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Intro to the Theatre Discover the Body Through Movement Musical Theatre Directing
Stagecraft Intro to Dance Technique Contemporary Drama Early and Modern Drama
Performance Class Experiential Learning in Theatre Performance Advanced Acting Senior Performance Project

For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at or 419-448-2330.


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