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Performing and Media Arts M m

Bachelor of Arts in Performing and Media Arts

The program in Performing and Media Arts engages students in practical and theoretical explorations of live performance forms, from the adaptation and staging of texts, to the exploration of rituals and festivals, to the study of performance in everyday life, acting (on and off camera), cinema and media studies, film and media production, spoken word, and other areas in performing and media arts.

Students in the program enter the world of performance and performance theory as an important and emerging field of study and are challenged to think creatively, critically, and historically about the world around them as they identify and interpret the power of image, sound, gesture and movement, and cultivate their own artistic voices. Students will apply their interdisciplinary knowledge through a senior synthesis project that results in a creative presentation, documentary, ethnographic visual text, or other multimedia production.

Where We Work

  • New York Television Festival, N.Y.
  • St. Rosalie School, Harvey , La.
  • I Play, Ashville, N.C.
  • Montford Park Players, Ashville, N.C.
  • Talent Partners, New York, N.Y.

  • JLT Facilities, Chicago, IL
  • Peauxdunque Writers Alliance
  • Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC
  • St. Rosalie School, Harvey, La.

Where We Intern

  • Playhouse in the Park
  • Joe Jefferson Playhouse
  • Mobile Theatre Guild
  • Saenger Theatre
  • Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Testimonials

Michael Getto '00

Studying at Spring Hill was amazing, and it gave me an invaluable skill set in the world of TV. Acting, directing -- it's all really about storytelling.

— Michael Getto '00

Ryan Nocito '12

I was exposed to a wide diversity of plays both in the classroom and on stage, which allowed me to broaden, as well as, sharpen my skills as an actor. It also afforded me the chance to work as director, which deepened my knowledge of stagecraft.

— Ryan Nocito '12

Fast Facts

Number of Faculty: 6

Program Emphasis: Writing, Language

Popular second majors: Theology, English, Psychology

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