Communication Arts – Theatre

Communication Arts – Theatre


      “According to most philosophers, God in making the world enslaved it. According to Christianity, in making it, He set it free. God had written, not so much a poem, but rather a play; a play he had planned as perfect, but which had necessarily been left to human actors and stage-managers, who had since made a great mess of it.” – G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

      At Crandall, we believe in a grand-narrative, a story that has been playing out since the act of creation. We also believe that humans have the natural capacity to understand and respond to stories which are at the heart of our program in Theatre.

      The Theatre program at Crandall is rooted in the concept of storytelling – the narrative. We believe that humans often chart a path toward truth through storytelling and we welcome you to deepen your understanding of the narrative and hone your skills as a storyteller as you participate in the Theatre program.

      Special Program Highlights for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

      • Build a foundation in the theoretical concepts of storytelling at the beginning of your program.
      • Participate with other students in the Fall and Winter dramatic productions on campus.
      • Spend a year immersed in the profession of technical or performance theatre at Rosebud School of the Arts (Alberta) as part of your degree.
      • Have your life transformed through the internship option of participating in the Canadian Badlands Passion Play (Alberta).
      • Create a strategic network with professional actors and theatre personnel.
      • Enjoy the opportunity for international travel to either New York or London where you will enjoy and learn through top-notch professional performances.
      • Complete your program at Crandall by giving leadership to the Fall and Winter productions as a component of your final year of studies.

      Strategic Partnership with Rosebud School of the Arts

      Rosebud School of the Arts

      In order to expose you to a world-class experience in theatre that is firmly rooted in the Christian faith, Crandall University has partnered with Rosebud School of the Arts (RSA) in Rosebud, Alberta. After having completed 2 years of study (60 credit hours) at Crandall University, you will spend one full academic year at RSA. Here you will take courses like:

      • Foundations in Visual Art
      • Music Theory
      • Chorale & Choir
      • Christianity and the Arts
      • Grounding
      • Introduction to Technical Theatre
      • Acting Foundations
      • Movement Foundations
      • Beginner Scene Study
      • Drama Ministry
      • West Coast OR International Theatre Trip
      • Script Analysis
      • Oral Communication
      • Movement

      While you complete 30 hours of study at RSA that will transfer into your degree program at Crandall University, you also have the option to complete an additional 4 credit hours to earn an acting certificate from RSA.

      The tuition cost to attend one year at RSA is equivalent to the tuition costs for one year at Crandall University.* You are responsible for providing for your transportation to RSA (Alberta). RSA will provide you with assistance in securing living accommodations while registered as a student.

      *NOTE: There are additional costs (primarily travel and entrance fee costs) for both the West Coast or International Theatre trips.

      Academic Internship with the Canadian Badlands Passion Play

      You are offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to complete a 6 hour theatre internship at the Canadian Badlands Passion Play (CBPP) in Drumheller, Alberta following the successful completion of your year at Rosebud School of the Arts. The CBPP is an award winning annual theatrical event that attracts more than 15000 audience members to eight shows over three weekends during the month of July. This three (3) month internship will allow you to focus on either a performance or technical experience.

      For more information on the Communication Arts – Theatre program, Rosebud School of the Arts or the Canadian Badlands Passion Play, please contact