Theatre Major Overview


The Bluefield College theatre major prepares theatre artists for a career in either the professional or academic theatre world.

Students take a core of theatre courses that cover the essentials of acting, directing, stagecraft, theatre history and dramatic literature. Students also have the opportunity to take additional theatre electives in design, advanced acting, stage makeup and other more specialized theatre topics.

The program places great emphasis on performance/production. All theatre majors are expected to participate in the five theatre productions presented by the department each year. A graduate from the Bluefield College Theatre Department will have a grounding in both the academic and performance aspects of theatre study.

Click the Academic Catalog image to view course descriptions for the Theatre major.


Internships are not common in the theatre world. Typically young theatre artists work in short term employment opportunities like summer stock or limited engagements for professional theatre companies. Theatre students at Bluefield College have held such positions as actors or stage technicians with the following companies.

Previous Opportunities for Students

  • Theatre West Virginia
  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival
  • Trumpet in the Land Outdoor Drama
  • Wolfahrt House Dinner Theatre
  • Mount Washington Valley Theatre Company

Major Outcomes

Clubs and Organizations

The Theatre Family

The theatrical performance aspect of our degree is such that students find most of their extra-curricular activity taken up by rehearsal. With a few breaks during the course of the semester, we are in rehearsal regularly throughout the academic year. As a result the theatre department is one of the closest, most "family-like" departments on campus.