Theatre Major (BA) and Minor
Learn by acting, directing, designing, creating, and building with a faculty that focuses on each student! You can make Lynchburg your creative home, where you can cultivate your hidden talents and hone the skills you need for both artistic mastery and professional life. Create a personalized learning plan in conjunction with engaged, supportive faculty to reach your performance, design, or technical goals.
The theatre major offers three emphases:
- Design/Technical: The design/technical emphasis focuses on the development of the artistic abilities required for production in theatre arts. Students learn theory and skills in the areas of lighting, sound, scenery, props, stage management, and other related positions.
- General: The general emphasis is perfect for students wishing to double major or for broad exposure to the totality of theatre art.
- Performance: The performance emphasis focuses on an integrative process that sets an actor in motion physically, verbally, and emotionally, leading to creative and informed choices in character development and dramatic texts.
The Dillard theatre includes a 275-seat main stage theatre, studio theatre/classrooms, scenic and properties studios, and a bustling costume shop.
We produce three main stage productions per year, plus several studio theatre productions.