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, November 19, 2015

Fairmont State University’s Department of Art attended the West Virginia Art Education Association conference in Morgantown in October. Faculty members Jeff Greenham and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune staffed a mobile vendor cart and student Ty Collins presented a painting session. Yerdon LeJeune presented shaped canvas and silk screen printing sessions. At the awards dinner, Kylie Ford won the WVAEA Student Achievement in Art Education Award and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune won the WVAEA Art Educator of the Year Award.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Students from Fairmont State University’s “The Art of Storytelling” course have the opportunity to present storytelling programming for the community.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the documentary “Miss Representation” addresses how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

A local screening of “Miss Representation” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library on the Fairmont State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public. After the screening will be a faculty panel discussion led by Dr. Francene Kirk, Abelina Suarez Professor of Communication and Theatre.

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