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Theatre Arts

Department of Theatre Arts

Mission

The Department of Theatre Arts provides instruction in the theory and practice of theatre performance and production, preparing students for success in their personal and professional lives. Central to the departmental purpose is the development of observant, sensitive theatrical artists, who with skills, training, knowledge and professional attitudes can glorify Christ in the world through the practice of their craft and the testimony of their lives.

Students can complete a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in production, performance, education, dramaturgy, and theatre arts administration. A minor is offered for those not planning on pursuing theater as a career. All Liberty students are encouraged to audition for productions.

The department produces multiple shows in the Tower Theater each year including dramas, comedies and musicals. Students have the opportunity to attend professional workshops, audition for the Alluvion Stage Company, the professional arm of the department, and be inducted into the national theatre honor society, Alpha Psi Omega.


Undergraduate Studies

Program Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Articulate a personal aesthetic as a creative artist, grounded in the history and current practices of theatre.
  • Evaluate multiple worldviews from a Biblical perspective.
  • Create original and re-interpretive theatrical work, evidenced by a consistent work ethic and respect for professional ethics.
  • Integrate research and critical thinking skills to deepen and refine the quality of artistic work.
  • Communicate effectively in written, oral, visual and technological formats.

Honor Society

Kappa Theta Alpha is Liberty's proud chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theater Honor Society. To be inducted, students must have participated in a minimum of 7 productions, completed 15 hours of theatre classes (not including productions) while maintaining a GPA of 3.25 or higher, be of good ethical standing with the university, and be voted into the chapter by Theatre faculty and staff.

2015 Inductees

Jacob Beasley, Michael Brennan, Halley Gilbert, Rachel Goddard, Cameron Jones, Cassandra McCall, Audrey Moore, Christie Osterhus, Anderson Pusey, Heidi Sneed

 

National Auditions

Virginia Theatre Association/South Eastern Theatre Conference

Every fall, students are given the opportunity to attend VTA (Virginia Theatre Association). Students prepare monologues and songs which are performed before a panel of judges. Students with the highest scores are invited to attend SETC (South Eastern Theatre Conference). Directors and Producers from all over the south east attend, with the hopes of hiring students for both short term and long term theatre jobs. Job opportunities range from professional acting to stage management to professional dancing. Colorado Shakespeare, Theatre West Virginia, Paper Mill Playhouse, Dollywood and Disney, as well as many others are represented at SETC.