Buena Vista University


From the actors to the people backstage, designers to playwrights, directors and producers, the theatre is not only a form of entertainment, but a business - one with a rich and storied history. A degree in theatre provides an entry into this diverse, exciting field or into many other professions that rely on an understanding of communication and human interaction.

Employment opportunities include:

Courses of study

Major in Theatre: 39 credit hours

CPER 110 Introduction to the Theatre
CPER 220 Fundamentals of Acting
CPER 242 Production and Performance (3 semesters)
CPER 300 Fundamentals of Directing
CPER 401 History of the Theatre I
CPER 402 History of the Theatre II
CPER 411 Dramatic Literature
CPER 490 Portfolio
CPER 495 Internship

Three credit hours from:

CPER 190 Stagecraft or CPER 290 Production Design or CPER 390 Specialty Design

Six credit hours from:

CPER 395 Plays By and About Women or CPER 405 Advanced Acting or CPER 406 Advanced Directing

Six credit hours from:

CPER electives at the 300 level or higher

Best Value - Regional Colleges 2015

Buena Vista University
610 W. 4th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

A-Z Index | Site Search