Whether you see yourself as an actor or someone who works behind the scenes, you can be involved with our main stage or studio productions as soon as you enter the program. Working with faculty who bring a breadth of experience from the worlds of professional, community and educational theatre, you will deepen your intellectual understanding of theatre and hone your skills as an artist through coursework in acting, directing, theatre history, theatrical design and educational theatre as you prepare for employment and graduate school. To complement your study, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and Southeastern Theatre Conference. You can spend your summer as a member of the resident company of our long-standing Town & Gown Players, the oldest community theatre in North Central West Virginia, or strike out on your own. Our students have interned at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Georgia Shakespeare, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and West Virginia Public Theater. While honing your craft, you can build friendships and make a difference in your community as a member of Masquers, the student theatre organization. You can also work toward membership in the Alpha Cast of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honorary. Fairmont State, the birthplace of the International Thespian Society, is a place where tradition and creativity meet.
For more detailed information regarding the curriculum, click on the program sheet link below.