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Department of Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts: Tell the Stories That Shape Our Culture

Develop your craft and sharpen your skills as you prepare for a career in theatre arts.

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.

Choose from a BFA in Musical Theatre, a BFA in Acting, a BA or BS 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.

Stream Our Original Performances

Decipher: An Unpenned Story of the Civil War

Bloodroot: The Ballad of Clinch Mountain


Theatre Arts Degrees

 

BFA in 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 and The Black Box Theatre as well as the professional arm of the department, the Alluvion Stage Company.

BFA Entrance Auditions

 

BFA in Acting

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

BFA Entrance Auditions

 

Theatre Generalist Degrees

Prepare for a wide range of theatre-based careers with a BA or BS in Theatre from Liberty University. Through these generalist degrees, you’ll receive practical instruction in the theory and practice of theatre performance and production.

See Generalist Degrees

 

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 15-24 credit hours and help to broaden your degree program.

See Theatre Minors


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Our Current Theatre Season


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: brgawinski@liberty.edu.


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. 


Discover Theatre Arts 

Here’s what You Could Learn with Your Theatre Degree

Dance

Acting

Voice

Stagecraft

Stage Combat

Playwriting

Audio Theatre

Script Analysis

Stage Management & Directing


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Come see Emma the musical and all the hard-work that went into choreographing this popular story. We open this Friday Dec 2nd!

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Come see our final show for the Fall Semester: Emma the Musical! Opens this Friday! And special thanks to the @libertyulibrary for letting us film in their beautiful facility.


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And on to our final show of the Fall Semeter: Emma the musical! If you are a Jane Austen fanatic, then you will love this show. Opens Dec 2nd!


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“You Can’t Take It With You” opens Nov 4th! Get your tickets now!


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On November 18th, theater alumni will be performing a comedy sketch night to raise funds for the departments mission trip to Puerto Rico.

There will be two performances (7PM & 9PM) and admission is pay what you can. Please come support our students in their mission and laugh along with us as well!

Spread the word and we’ll see you there!
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On to the next show! Come see this comedy in our Black Box that is sure to make you laugh. If you have a quirky family, then you’re going to enjoy this show. Opens November 4th


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A who-dun-it that will make your toes tap! Come see Curtains the musical! Opening Oct 14th!


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Take a sneak peek into the beginning weeks of Stage Combat I.


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Students hard at work in our stage craft class where they learn the basics of lighting, costuming, and set design.
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