*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.

Develop and Utilize Theatrical Concepts Including

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Creative drama
  • Puppetry

Develop New Skills Through Hands-on Experience


Interested students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Education with Theatre as a teaching specialization at Fairmont State University. 

Personal Development

Students will learn that that theatre is not only an art, but is also a tool for personal and artistic development


The Theatre Education program is a secondary education teacher preparation program. The mission of the program is to provide candidates with a hands-on experience incorporating theory and practice in theatre arts to foster reflective and responsive educators who possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions to help all students learn.

Career Opportunities

Educational theatre is an appropriate path for students who are interested in further study in drama therapy, applied theatre, and arts administration.
  • Training development specialists
  • Drama coaches 
  • Theatre news correspondents
  • Student affairs specialist
  • Theatre managers 
  • Teachers
  • Theatre critics

Requirements for Admission to Theatre 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.

Model Schedules & Additional Resources

Additional Resources