Overview

Interested students can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Education with Theatre as a teaching specialization at Fairmont State University.  Students in the Theatre Education program will learn to use theatrical concepts in their coursework like:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Creative drama
  • Puppetry

Theatre Education students will learn theatre is not only an art but is a tool for personal and artistic development.

Theatre Education skills are developed through hands-on learning experiences.

Teaching artists use acting, directing and design skills to create children performances.  Theatre Education graduates guide children and adults in improvisations.  They build stories from literature and learn to use the power of theatre to bring issues of social justice to life.

Theatre Education majors can teach those skills in community arts programs, educational theatre outreach programs and local schools.

Educational theatre is an appropriate path for students who are interested in further study in drama therapy, applied theatre and arts administration.

Career Opportunities

Theatre Education majors are prepared to lead both children and adults in a curriculum to prepare them for the stage.  The Fairmont State major includes requirements from the school’s Education department. But, graduates use their degrees in many ways.  They can become:

  • Teachers
  • Drama coaches
  • Theatre news correspondents
  • Student affairs specialist theater managers
  • Training development specialists
  • Theatre critics

Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education

  • Earn a minimum quality point average of 2.75 overall, 2.75 in each teaching specialization and 2.75 in all professional education classes.
  • Complete Early Field Experience COMMUNITY Early Field Experience PDS requirements.
  • Achieve acceptable scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (CORE).
  • Complete EDUC 2200 (Introduction to Education) and EDUC 2201 (Instructional        Technology) with a grade of “C” or higher. 
  • Complete the Teacher Education Application form in Taskstream.
  • Be approved by the Teacher Education Selection Committee.

 

FSUNow Stories

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts will present a Benefit Concert for the Marion County Child Advocacy Center on Sunday, Aug. 2.

The concert will take place at 4 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre. All proceeds benefit the Marion County CAC. Admission is $4 per person and will be collected at the door.

For more information, contact Leigh Anne Bolyard, Director of the FSU Academy for the Arts, at (304) 333-3655.

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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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