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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts has announced the winners of the 76th annual M.M. Neely Persuasive Speaking Contest.

The first place winner was Ann Marie Witkowski of Grafton with the topic “The Culture of Concussions.” There was a tie for second place, which went to Sara Anderson of Bridgeport with the topic “Advocacy for the Susan G. Komen Foundation” and Jordan Armstrong of Miami with the topic “Athletes and Academics: Our Universities Are Failing.” The prizes were $500 for first place and $300 for second place.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized on Wednesday, April 29, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Continuing a tradition of providing high quality outdoor theatre for the community, the Fairmont State University Town and Gown Players present Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” at Prickett’s Fort State Park in June.

Show dates are June 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 with a rain-out performance scheduled for June 21. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children ages 12 and younger. To purchase tickets, contact the Box Office at (304) 367-4240. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

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