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College of Arts & Sciences
THEATRE is the profession of acting in, producing, directing, or writing plays.
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about the program
At MNU we offer a comprehensive approach to theatrical training that stresses technical practices, performances, theater management, and academic courses to develop you as an artistic member of the performing arts. You'll contribute to all productions, either as actors or as members of the crew. You’ll have the opportunity to work and learn in the state of the art Bell Cultural Events Center with set construction and studio classes. And MNU is uniquely situated just 20 minutes from Kansas City, a top area for the theater arts with 12 professional companies in the metro.
  • Musical Theater
  • Acting/Directing
  • Technical Theater
Scholarships/ Auditions

Theatre majors will be provided a new iPad to increase their learning experience.


Our theatre students stage four major productions each year including:

  • A musical in Mabee hall
  • A mainstage play in Sunderland Black Box Theater
  • A play, student or guest directed
  • Student directed one-acts or a 24-hour play festival

Additional MNU acting opportunities include our Improv Team, which performs monthly on campus and participates in the College Improv Tournament, Action Pact, a campus ministry that travels throughout the year to various church events, and the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, a week-long festival with scholarship competitions, workshops, shows, and auditions for professional shows.

Post Graduate Career Opportunities:

  • Actor
  • Talent Manager
  • Playwright
  • Stage Manager
  • Producer
  • Costumer
  • Theater Director
Sample Schedule
Career Earnings

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Talent Manager
Stage Manager

Related Majors

Digital Communication Minor
Communication Minor
Liberal Arts / General Business
Speech/ Theatre Education
Physical Education
Music Education
Middle-Level Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education
History/ Government and Social Studies Education

Wired Wednesday

Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

Business Administration continues to be a highly sought out degree by students and employers alike. It provides an excellent and thorough foundation in skills necessary for success in today’s business world. These degrees will also prepare students for graduate study in management, law or other business specialties.
Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
Teaching students about processes is so much fun: theater, effective communication, having influence, gaining life skills and growing spiritually. It’s a blessing to be where my faith is inseparable from my work.
Professor of Communication

success stories

As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
recipe for success in today’s global world.