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, June 18, 2015

You could call the Town & Gown Players theatre trailblazers. When Fairmont State launched its summer theatre program in the summer of 1960, it was the first of its kind in West Virginia.

Jo Ann Lough and Lawrence Wallman of the Fairmont State (then College) Department of Speech and Dramatics led the launch of the Players that began with one production that year, the hit British comedy “The Reluctant Debutante,” directed by Lough.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts recognized students for their scholarship at the Academic Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring 2015 semester.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A total of 1,022 students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2015 semester.

Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average for the spring 2015 semester are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.

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