As a Hastings College Theatre graduate, you could end up in some amazing places! Serve on the crew of MGM Grand’s Cirque du Soleil or as a stage manager at Universal Studios’ “Wonderful World of Harry Potter,”run your own film and corporate training production company, design lighting for Broadway productions, or even enjoy exciting roles in films, commercials and television.

Writing, directing and designing — do it all

As a Theatre major – or as part of your college experience by participating in theatre – you’ll contribute to all aspects of theatre production including:

  • Writing original scripts
  • Directing
  • Creating costumes
  • Designing sets

Our faculty’s professional experiences cut across multiple stages, from traditional theatre to films to commercials. Their connections open doors for you to exciting internships and opportunities!

The Scott Studio Theatre’s black box stage provides an intimate, flexible setting that lets creativity flow from performers to the packed house. Its design is also perfect for preparing you to work in film.

Go further with a Hastings education

Our professors and advisors work with you to develop a plan that helps you articulate your interests and plot your educational trajectory. Our four-year guarantee is here to back it up.

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals.

Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential.

Graduate with experience

In addition to four to five full campus productions each year, opportunities abound to collaborate with groups in the Hastings area, such as a Shakespeare with Noodles youth troupe, Hastings Community Theatre and Boxcar Youth Theatre. January Term experiences include working with professional artists to provide you with exposure to choreographers and other artists currently in the field.

Our professors also recognize a working artist today needs to crossover among various media, so they’ve created performance and design classes to serve as a strong base for entrance into all performing arts.

At every step in your path, you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty.

It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Reynolds ’98 manages Broadway’s ‘The Lion King’ »
Holcomb crafts professional focus with Theatre Barn internship »

Get involved beyond the theatre classroom

  • Alpha Chi (Academic Honor Society)
  • Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre Honorary)

In addition to Alpha Chi and Alpha Psi Omega  there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings College a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for Theatre majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores.  Plus we offer a specific theatre scholarship and other talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics.

Theatre majors and minors are eligible for scholarships, but so are those who participate in theatre. Participating includes everything from acting to writing scripts to directing to creating costumes and designing sets and lighting.

On Stage: Success in Theatre


Omaha art scene brings HC grads together

For three Hastings College graduates, enjoying the Omaha arts scene is all in a day’s work. Amy (Krobot) Rummel ’94, Kori (Else) Radloff ’95 and Jessica (Hardy) Brummer ’04 are all marketing…

Fritzler makes cantankerous fun

Jim Fritzler ’76 is a minimalist. His office at Scott Studio Theatre belies the fact that he’s been teaching in the Hastings College Theatre Department for 17 years, with the last four…

Video: Small town connections

From Thornton, Colorado, double major Tyler Donovan is able to bridge his two passions: Theatre and Advertising & Public Relations. Donovan talks about assignments that have helped improve his experience at Hastings…