The theater program concentrates on providing conservatory classes in a liberal arts atmosphere. The four-year course of study, leading to a minor in theater, is designed for those students who intend to pursue professional theater careers, as well as those who may enter other fields where theater skills are desirable.
The program provides the student with a well-rounded knowledge of the art as well as the opportunity to specialize in acting. The student will learn from intensive classroom study, theory and practical application, and experience in theater productions.
The department annually produces four major productions as well as workshop performances. These productions provide practical experience for theater students and serve as a source of culture and education for the northern Shenandoah Valley region.
Curriculum for a Minor in Theater (Contemporary)
The Department recommends that students considering a minor in theater contact the Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater to review a plan of action. Many courses are only offered in either the Fall or Spring and have pre-requisites that make it necessary to plan carefully for timely graduation.