*NOTE: The Theatre major, the Music major, the Theatre Education major, the Music Education major, the Theatre minor, and the Music minor will no longer be offered after the 2020-21 academic year. 

If you’re interested in participating in music or theatre, there are numerous performing arts opportunities available, including marching band, numerous choirs, and a vibrant community theatre.
Immediately upon becoming a Fairmont State Theatre Arts major or minor, 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.

Courses Include

  • Acting & Directing
  • Theatrical design
  • Theatre history
  • Educational Theatre

Enjoy great success and unique experiences such as...

Internship Opportunities

  • Actors Theatre of Louisville
  • Georgia Shakespeare
  • Berkshire Theatre Festival 
  • Stagedoor Manor

Theatre Organizations

  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference 
  • Town & Gown Players
  • The Masquers
  • Alpha Psi Omega


The Theatre Arts Program at Fairmont State University is here to provide students with 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.

Career Opportunities

  • Stage production
  • Camera operation
  • Lighting design
  • Screenwriting
  • Motion pictures
  • Casting
  • Stage management
  • Publicity

Model Schedules & Additional Resources

Model Schedules

Additional Resources