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.