BS In Theatre Arts – Production And Design
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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

Immerse Yourself in the Rich Worlds Depicted Onstage with a Residential Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts – Production and Design Degree

As a student in the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Theatre Arts – Production and Design at Liberty University, you can fully immerse yourself in a residential program that provides hands-on experience in the technical and design aspects of theatre production. This program is designed to equip you with necessary skills and knowledge that can help you succeed in a variety of roles within the theatre industry.

Completing this program allows you to become a part of the vibrant theatre community at Liberty University. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and the opportunity to work in a variety of settings in the arts. Additionally, you will work closely with experienced and knowledgeable faculty members who are passionate about theatre and dedicated to helping you succeed.

Through our BS in theatre production and design, you can develop skills that can make you successful both on and off the stage. Whether your goal is to be in the limelight or backstage in facilitation roles, our program can provide you with top-notch training for your future career.

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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 in Theatre Arts – Production and Design Residential Degree?

In our theatre arts program, you’ll find a diverse range of hands-on learning experiences that allow you to refine your skills and master your craft with the guidance of our experienced professors. From set design to playwriting, we offer a comprehensive curriculum that caters to your artistic growth. Recently, our talented students showcased their creativity by writing, directing, and performing an original production called Bloodroot. This exceptional work earned them an invitation to perform at the renowned regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

In addition to creating original plays, our theatre department provides various avenues for practical experience. Through our professional Alluvion Stage Company, the Alpha Psi Omega honor society, and exciting trips abroad, you’ll have the opportunity to utilize theatre as a means to transcend cultural and linguistic barriers.

Because this is a residential program, you’ll have the chance to form close relationships with your peers, which can create a supportive and collaborative environment. This environment can foster creativity and allow you to learn from each other, further enhancing your education.

At Liberty University, we pride ourselves on offering career-focused degrees. Our instructors boast both academic and professional credentials, with many continuing to work in their respective fields while teaching. You can trust that you’re receiving an exceptional education from industry professionals who are currently active in their fields.

Our degrees also stress integrity. As a nonprofit, Christian university, we aim to help raise the next generation of performing arts professionals with unshakable ethics grounded in the Christian faith. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ and equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to make a positive impact in the world, both personally and professionally, while living out your faith.

What’s the difference between the BA and BS in Theatre Arts?

The main difference between the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science is that the Bachelor of Arts includes a foreign language component. This valuable addition to your education broadens your horizons and equips you with an extra skill that can enhance your versatility in the realm of theatre arts. On the other hand, if you opt not to study a foreign language, the Bachelor of Science offers the advantage of extra elective credits, allowing you to tailor your coursework to align with your personal and professional goals. 

What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts – Production and Design Degree?

Our BS in Theatre Arts – Production and Design program offers a well-rounded education in the technical and design aspects of theatre production. Our program includes courses in theatre history, script analysis, and stage management and directing. This allows you to develop a strong knowledge base while also gaining hands-on experience in the different roles involved in theatre production. Some of the topics you can study include:

  • Acting
  • Christian aesthetics in theatre
  • Costume design
  • Drafting and rendering
  • Lighting design
  • Scenic design
  • Site-specific theatre
  • Stagecraft

    Throughout the program, you’ll have the opportunity to work on multiple productions. This practical experience, combined with the supportive and collaborative environment, allows you to apply the skills you have learned in the classroom to real-world scenarios. By the end of the program, you can have a solid foundation in the specifics of theatre production and be well prepared for careers in the industry.

    Review the Degree Completion Plan and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

    Featured Courses

    THEA 342 – Costume Design

    THEA 343 – Scenic Design

    THEA 344 – Lighting Design

    THEA 412 – Site-Specific Theatre

    Degree Information
    Admission Requirements

    Highlights of Our Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts – Production and Design Degree

    • Develop close relationships with experienced and knowledgeable faculty members who are passionate about theatre and dedicated to helping you succeed.
    • Find yourself in a collaborative and supportive environment that fosters creativity and allows you to learn from your peers, creating a strong professional network.
    • Gain immersive and hands-on experience in the technical and design aspects of theatre production, allowing you to apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world scenarios and build your portfolio.
    • Our faith-based education model integrates biblical principles into your studies, allowing you to develop your faith while pursuing your career goals.
    • Take advantage of access to career services, including résumé building and job search assistance, helping you find job opportunities in the industry.

    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.

    Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts – Production and Design 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 Undergraduate Theatre Arts – Production and Design Graduates

      • Actor
      • Art critic
      • Choreographer
      • Director
      • Drama ministry director
      • Dramaturge
      • First hand costumer
      • House manager
      • Performing arts coordinator
      • Play submissions editor
      • Program director
      • Properties master
      • Public relations specialist
      • Publishing license agent
      • Scriptwriter
      • Special events coordinator
      • Speechwriter
      • Stage manager
      • Theatre historian
      • Theatre manager