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Hope College Department of Theatre Mission Statement:

The Hope College Department of Theatre offers an academic program of recognized excellence which develops students as practicing theatre artists and engaged audience members.

In addition to our mission, the Hope College Department of Theatre has outlined our Goals and Objectives for the students involved with the department as audience members, theatre minors, and theatre majors. See our Mission, Goals, and Objectives page for more information.

The Theatre Major outlines a description of classes and experiences you can expect when you decide to major in theatre. See the Theatre Major page for more detail.

The Department of Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and a participant in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. To learn more about these affiliations, see our NAST and KCACTF page.

In addition to the academic focus of the Department of Theatre, we offer opportunities for students to be involved in the production of four mainstage plays per year, plus numerous other opportunities in acting, directing, design, and stage management through student independent projects, directing classes, and Theatre Forum, a student-run theatre organization. See our Production Opportunities page for more information.

For students in their final years of study and beyond, the Department of Theatre is associated with various internship programs through the GLCA New York Arts Program, Philadelphia Center, Chicago Semester, and the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. See our Off-Campus Opportunities page for more details.