Overview

Immediately upon becoming a Fairmont State Theatre program (a minor is also available), students are involved with main stage or studio productions.

Follow the lead of our experienced and professional faculty members to hone your skills as an artist.  The Theatre curriculum includes coursework in:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Theatre history
  • Theatrical design
  • Educational theatre

Classes like Voice & Diction, Body Training and Stage Movement and Oral Interpretation may be of interest for aspiring performers.

Aspiring directors and designers can enjoy courses in Playwriting, Advanced Theatrical Design and Costume History and Design.

Along with classroom study, Theatre students have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference
  • Town & Gown Players
  • Masquers
  • Alpha Psi Omega

We are proud to share that our students enjoy great success and unique experiences.  Fairmont State University Theatre students have interned at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Georgia Shakespeare, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Shakespeare of New Jersey and West Virginia Public Theater.

Career Opportunities

The Mission of the Theatre Program of the Fairmont State University is to provide students with a hands-on experience that incorporates theory and practice. Instructors focus on the liberal arts education and also foster ethically responsible, professionally-minded theatre artists to become practitioners, scholars, and educators.  Theatre graduates can work in:

  • Stage production
  • Motion pictures
  • Casting
  • Stage management
  • Camera operation
  • Lighting design
  • Screenwriting
  • Publicity
Model Schedule(s): 

FSUNow Stories

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Masquers theatre group will present “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde’s most popular play, in February in Wallman Hall.

First performed in 1895, the farcical comedy is also a satire on Victorian customs and behaviors. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19; Saturday, Feb. 20; Thursday, Feb. 25; Friday, Feb. 26; and Saturday, Feb. 27. The matinee performance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. For tickets, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts is hosting a benefit performance of alumnus Christian Cox’s short, one-act play “Hyena,” produced by M.T. Pockets Theatre. Cox is the Youth Services Librarian for the Fairmont branch of the Marion County Public Library and a graduate of the FSU Communication and Theatre program.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, ZMM Architects and Engineers Pops Series presents “John Williams: All the Blockbusters,” conducted by Maestro Grant Cooper, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in Colebank Hall on Fairmont State University’s campus in Fairmont.

For advance tickets, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240. Tickets will be available for sale at the door. Reserved seats are $30; general admission are $20; and student tickets are $5. Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College students can gain admission free of charge with a student ID.

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