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Theatre Arts

Tell the Stories That Shape Our Culture

Develop your craft and sharpen your skills

Gain the hands-on theatrical experience you need through our academic productions and even jump-start your career with the opportunity to earn professional credits through our very own Alluvion Stage Company. Here, you can also benefit from our tradition of original works— integrated from start to finish which can offer you a comprehensive stage experience.

Taught from a Christian worldview, classes in Liberty’s Theatre Arts Department emphasize storytelling and the development of skills required for employment in the industry.

Our department brings theatre to the community through our season performances and summer camps for high school, middle school and elementary school students.

Choose from a BFA in Musical Theatre, a BFA in Acting, a B.A. or B.S. in Theatre Arts. And now, any major can add on a minor in Dance and Theatre Arts.

A Christian Theatre Arts Experience

Learn from faculty members who embrace their Christian faith and are active professionals specializing in many areas such as acting, voice, songwriting, directing, dance, choreography, stage movement, stage combat, lighting, design, drama ministry, and theater history. Our programs are built around teaching the art of theatre in order to impact the culture for Christ.

Theatre Arts Programs

Musical Theatre

Develop your craft by concentrating on music, dance, and acting. You will have the opportunity to audition for the academic shows produced each year between the Tower Theater, The Black Box Theatre, and the professional arm of the department, the Alluvion Stage Company.


Develop your craft by focusing on a variety of acting styles and periods. Learn stage combat, movement, and dialects and accents. Audition for the academic shows produced each year between the Tower Theater, The Black Box Theatre, and the professional arm of the department, the Alluvion Stage Company.

Generalist Degrees

Prepare for a wide range of theatre-based careers with a B.A. or B.S. in Theatre from Liberty University. Through these generalist degrees, you’ll receive practical instruction in the theory and practice of theatre performance and production. Develop into a skilled and professional theatrical artist.

BFA Entrance Auditions

Students will need to complete an audition and be accepted by the Performance Faculty into the BFA programs.

Review the requirements for the BFA Musical Theatre/BFA Acting entrance auditions.

Theatre Arts Minors

Enhance your major with a minor in Dance or Theatre Arts from the Department of Theatre Arts at Liberty University. Minors are 15 credit hours and help to broaden your degree program.

Support our Theatre Arts Students: Give to the Tower Club

Annual membership in the Tower Club provides scholarships to any Christ-following young artist who wants to study theatre at Liberty University. We are looking for donors to join us in our second year to continue to train champions for Christ in the world of the arts. As a supporter of the Tower Club, you will not only impact our students with their education at Liberty, but we trust this will have an effect for years to come.

A gift to the Tower Club Scholarship Fund will help provide financial assistance to full-time students and degree candidates within the Department of Theatre Arts. As a Tower Club supporter, you will receive membership benefits based upon your level of giving.

“Our Tower Club membership has been one of the most satisfying elements of our time on Liberty Mountain. The Lord has a way of attracting the highest caliber of student talent to this campus, and Tower Club members play a significant role in helping these students live God’s dream for their lives. We love the opportunity to watch these professional-level performers glorify God on stage, but the added joy of providing resources to equip them for their craft is a priceless benefit we would not want to miss.”

Dondi & Vickey Costin, President and First Lady, Liberty University

Current Students

Student Advising
All Theatre majors are assigned a faculty advisor to help with questions about classes, career fields, and more.

Drama Outreach Trips

Use your skill sets to share the Gospel through drama outreach trips. Our team is uniquely qualified to assist the local ministry through drama in sharing the Gospel in ways that overcome language barriers as well as encourage and strengthen community relationships. Gain experiential learning within your craft as you have the opportunity to plan, direct and perform in ways that transcend both language and cultural barriers.

Ready to get involved? Contact Barry Gawinski at brgawinski@liberty.edu.

Featured Faculty

Our Current Theatre Season

Start Your Journey as a Student at Liberty

State-of-the-Art Stage Facilities

The Department of Theatre Arts produces six productions each season between our two stages: the Tower Theater and The Black Box Theater.

The Tower Theater seats 640 and houses over 12,000 square feet of backstage and support area. Home to the Alluvion Stage Company and Liberty’s Department of Theatre Arts, the Tower Theater features a Broadway-style fly tower, a professional rigging system, catwalks, a balcony, and an orchestra pit.

The Black Box Theater offers flexible seating in a more intimate space, allowing students and audiences alike the opportunity to experience theater in a new and exciting way.

Tower Theater – Exterior
Tower Theater – Box Office
Tower Theater – Interior
Cinderella at the Tower Theater
Rehearsal Room
Black Box Theater – Control Booth
Silent Sky at Black Box Theater

Discover Theatre Arts

Here’s what you could learn with your theatre degree:




Stage Combat


Audio Theatre

Stage Management & Directing


Script Analysis

What Our Alumni Say

Tatum Sheppard

Getting my education with a biblical worldview was critical in maturing me and teaching me to find my identity in Christ and not in the things that I do….I was so grateful to graduate from a college that taught me not only what I needed to know to succeed in my career but also how I was going to succeed as a person and as a Christian.

Rachel Day

I am just struck by the remarkable level of excellence that the Liberty University Department of Theatre Arts demands, teaches, and instills in their graduates. I would definitely say that everything that I learned while spending time at LU has served me really well and has put me in a very competitive position.

Logan Polson

The entire staff in the theatre department have been amazing stewards of the gifts they have been given, constantly pouring into us more generously than I have ever heard before at a university.

Lindsley Register

My professors helped me lay a foundation of proper acting technique, approach, and habits so that when the opportunities came to me, I was ready. Having the film school close by was another huge help because I was able to get on-screen experience and footage for a demo reel before I graduated. These were invaluable head starts.


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LU Professor Barry Gawinski is working with Betel UK (@betel.uk), /Anchor Point Church (@anchorpointuk) in Birmingham, England. They are serving under LU Theatre Alum Kelli Overmyer for the Infinite Arts Drama Ministry (@infinitearts.uk). Also serving are LU theatre alum Alyssa, current LU theatre student Lauren, Regent University Theatre grad Lauren, and Prof Gawinski’s family (Rachel and Lily). Please pray for them over the next two weeks as they create and serve. ...

Our seniors have all walked across the stage and received their “diplomas” today. In honor of our seniors, here is just a small glimpse of all they have accomplished over the years.

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