Bachelor Of Science In Theatre Arts
Credit Hours
Class Type
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Tell Stories that Shape our Culture by Earning a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts Degree

Live theatre touches hearts and minds in a unique way. Our Bachelor of Science (BS) in Theatre Arts degree can help you develop your craft and sharpen your skills as you create theatre experiences that impact audiences for eternity.

Our theatre arts program integrates academic excellence and practical experience to offer a degree that grows you as an individual while preparing you for a career after graduation. 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.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Theatre Arts?

Our theatre arts program provides a variety of hands-on learning experiences, from set design to playwriting, allowing you to perfect your craft under the guidance of our experienced professors. Recently, our students wrote, directed, and performed an original production, Bloodroot, which they were invited to perform at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

In addition to producing original plays, our theatre department offers opportunities for experience through our professional Alluvion Stage Company, the Alpha Psi Omega honors society, and trips abroad – where you can use theatre to transcend cultural and language barriers.

As one of the largest Christian universities in the nation, we have the resources you need to make the most of your bachelor’s in theatre arts degree. With programs like our Washington Fellowship, you have the opportunity to pursue prestigious internships without postponing your graduation date. For our students who excel, we provide additional support and community through our Honors and Eagle Scholars programs, so you can develop your leadership skills and make the most of your academic and theatrical achievements.

    What Will You Learn in Our BS in Theatre Arts Degree Program?

    At Liberty University, we can help prepare you to create innovative, quality productions that provide entertainment to theater-goers. Our theatre arts bachelor’s degree helps provide you with the theory and practical experience you need for success in the theatre arts industry. Throughout this degree, you can learn how to act, write, design, and direct productions. At Liberty, you have the unique opportunity to put your skills to the test during your studies. You can participate in one or more of the six productions our theatre department puts together throughout the school year.

    By choosing our Bachelor of Science program over our Bachelor of Arts program, you will have more free electives you can use to tailor your degree to your specific career path. For example, our BS in Theatre Arts degree gives you the freedom to add a minor in business, psychology, education, English literature, music, or another field related to your career goals.

    Review our BS in Theatre Arts Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

    Featured Courses

    THEA 331 – Stage Management and Directing

    THEA 381 – Christian Aesthetics in Theatre

    THEA 412 – Site-Specific Theatre

    THEA 431 – Playwriting

    Degree Information
    Admission Requirements

    Highlights of Our Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts Degree Program

    • Our professors have years of real-world experience in professional productions and a passion for teaching you how to create innovative theatre that glorifies Christ.
    • Our theatre department produces graduates of distinction who have achieved roles in The Walking Dead, Six, House of Cards, and S.W.A.T., become the production manager for Carnival Cruise Lines, and served as a dresser for Broadway’s WICKED.
    • Our theatre students write, produce, and perform original plays widely recognized for their innovation, such as Bloodroot: The Ballad of Clinch Mountain.
    • We participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), the Virginia Theatre Association (VTA), and the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC).
    • You can have opportunities to network with other young theatre professionals through our chapter of Alpha Psi Omega.
    • Our Tower and Black Box Theaters allow you to gain experience in designing, directing, and performing in a variety of spaces.
    • Our professional Alluvion Stage Company provides students with opportunities for additional experience.

    Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

    Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

    • Admission application
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
    • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
    • Admission essay

     *Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.

    Our Theatre Arts Bachelor’s Degree Information

    • Residential 
    • 120 total credit hours
    • Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree
    • This bachelor’s degree falls under our School of Communication and the Arts.
    • All declared Bachelor of Science theatre students must complete a production interview once admitted to Liberty University with the option of pursuing an audition, as well.
    • View our bachelor’s in theatre arts Degree Completion Plan.
    • Find more information about our theatre arts program in our course catalog.

       Potential Career Opportunities for Our BS in Theatre Arts Graduates

      • Actor
      • Casting director
      • Choreographer
      • Critic
      • Director
      • Drama minister
      • Drama therapist (requires graduate study)
      • Dramaturg
      • First hand
      • Playwright/screenwriter
      • Stage manager


      Drama Ministry


      Playwriting & Directing

      Production & Design