Program Options

As a theatre student at Dordt you will quickly become part of the stage production process. You’ll be mentored by faculty and fellow students as you learn the fundamentals of theatre. As part of a collaborative team that prays and works together to create performance art, you will learn to care about theatre as a gift from God that engages our community, critically examines our culture, affirms our humanity, and clarifies our beliefs.

Auditions are open to all students, so you will work closely with people whose backgrounds and interests differ from your own. In the intensity of the work, a new community is forged with each production. 

We have been invited to perform whole and partial productions at the annual regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. One-person shows, sets, costumes, and original music compositions have received awards, and our students have advanced to the finals in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition. 
We offer emphases in:

  • Acting/directing
  • Design and technical theatre
  • Dramaturgy/playwriting
  • Drama ministry
  • Theatre management 

Many of these emphases involve other departments. The communication and interpersonal skills you develop while involved in the theatre department will prepare you for work in public relations, sales, or journalism. Our graduates have gone to graduate school, worked in film in Los Angeles, performed on stage, and worked in theatre management with professional companies. They have also become teachers, drama therapists, business people, pastors, and designers.