Theatre Arts (B.A.)

Residential Program

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). 

Little Women
Production of Little Women, Spring 2014

Academic Information


  • Performance
  • Production
  • Teacher Licensure


Sampling of Program Courses:

  • Foundations of Theatre History I: THEA 211
  • Script Analysis: THEA 312
  • Scenic Design: THEA 370
  • Musical Theatre Performance: THEA 450

Program of Study

View degree completion plans (DCP)

The Theatre Arts Handbook gives a comprehensive overview of theater guidelines, grading policies and rubrics, and other pertinent information.

Career Opportunities

Liberty Theatre Alumni have gone on to successful careers in acting, teaching and theatre production, as well as productive church ministries.

  • Actor
  • Art Critic
  • Choreographer
  • Coordinator
  • Director
  • Drama Minister
  • Dramaturge
  • First Hand Costumer
  • House Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Play Submissions Editor
  • Program Director
  • Properties Master
  • Publishing License Agent
  • Running Crew
  • Script Writer
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Speech Writer
  • Stage Manager
  • Theater Manager