Students in Theatre Arts will first learn about the history of the theater as well as basic acting techniques. During the course of the program, they will learn character development, various acting techniques and script analysis in addition to the knowledge, technique and expressions related to each individual performance/production area. Students will also learn to express thoughts in movement through theatrical conventions, as well as how Theatre Arts fits into a Christian worldview and how it can be applied in a professional setting.
During the course of a student’s four years, there will be many opportunities to hone his/her area of expertise as 6-8 productions a year are produced in the 640-seat Tower Theater. Liberty University is also an active participant each year in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), Virginia Theatre Association (VTA), and the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC).
Sampling of Program Courses:
Degree Completion Plans (DCP)
The Theatre Arts Handbook gives a comprehensive overview of theater guidelines, grading policies and rubrics, and other pertinent information.
Students will be able to present a believable representation of humanity, utilizing appropriate skill in technique, research and analysis.
Students will be able to clearly present a creative, theatrical design utilizing conceptual thought and thorough research and analysis.
The student will be able to interpret and evaluate theatrical, literary, and critical texts, and present original theatrical ideas based on critical analysis and thorough research of the studied works.
The student will be able to apply administrative concepts and strategies in the areas of theatrical environment, house management, and economics to determine effective solutions to hypothetical and/or real life situations in the theater.
The student will be working with the School of Education and the Theatre Arts Department, to develop a Christian worldview for Christian, public, and private schools. The Educator Preparation Program at Liberty is designed to provide coursework and pre-service experiences that will foster excellence and stimulate school improvement.
Liberty Theatre Alumni have gone on to successful careers in acting, teaching and theatre production, as well as productive church ministries.