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
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FSUNow Stories

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music is announces its 2015-2016 Music on the Hill concert season, featuring four performances on the Fairmont State campus and at First Presbyterian Church in Fairmont.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts announces the cast of its second Youth Company production, “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” 

“Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” will run Nov. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the main campus.

Cast members for the show are as follows: Paige Krcek, Billy Tobin, Jocelyn Maxwell, Sophia Flower, Trenda Ridgeway, Jasper Brown, Rileigh Fortney, Sidney Apanowicz, Sara Campbell, Miranda Koch, Sydney King, Caroline Maxwell, Marianna Jones, Bella Smith, Franchesca Aloi. 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced on Sept. 16 the awarding of $763,044 in grant funds to support and build the arts in community and statewide programs across West Virginia.

Fairmont State University was awarded a $6,206 grant in support of bringing the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to the Fairmont campus for two performances. Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Robert Mild, Interim Dean of the School of Fine Arts, attended the event in Charleston to officially receive the grant award.

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