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Northwest Missouri State University


Ashley Burns and Shawn Murphy perform in Theatre Northwest’s production of “Bee-luther-hatchee” Feb. 23-26, 2017, in the Studio Theatre at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts (Photo by University Photography)

Theatre Programs at Northwest

B.S. Theatre: Performance

B.S. Theatre: Performance

Theatre performance majors learn a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to performance, technical elements and design.


B.S. Theatre: Technical Design

B.S. Theatre: Technical Design

Northwest’s technical theatre and design major is an interdisciplinary program that provides multiple hands-on opportunities to students, beginning with the first trimester of their freshman year.


B.A. Theatre

B.A. Theatre

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater provides a liberal arts education that combines the knowledge from both theatre performance and technical theater as well as design majors.


B.S.Ed. Speech and Theatre Education

B.S.Ed. Speech and Theatre Education

Speech and theatre education majors are certified to teach grades nine through 12 as well as serve as a play directors and forensics or debate coaches.