If theatre is your passion, our bachelor’s degree program in theatre will help you become a well-rounded artist. Our theatre students work on five major productions on the Harman Auditorium stage each year. Productions range from two children’s theatre offerings to literary classics and Christian drama. As a theatre major, you’ll learn essential skills in coursework and through hands-on opportunities in production, design, and construction.

Theatre is a collaborative art form bringing together a tight-knit group of student-artists who enjoy personal attention from our faculty. No matter where they study, Bluefield’s theatre degree prepares you to follow your passion. After graduation, you might produce children’s theatre, perform in a regional repertory company, lead a drama ministry team in a local church, teach drama or attend graduate school. It’s time to see where theatre can take you. It’s time to explore all that BC’s theatre major has to offer. We’d love to meet with you when you visit campus!

We invite you to take a virtual tour of Bluefield College to get a preview look at Harman Auditorium, home to the theatre department and center of religious life on campus.

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On-Campus: August 19, 2021



Courses & Requirements:

General Education & Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BA)
General Education (52 Credits)

General Education requirements may be fulfilled in more specific courses for certain majors. Students seeking a BA degree must complete 6 credit hours of intermediate language studies.

  • Bluefield Core (9 Credits)
  • Composition (6 Credits)
  • Christian Studies (3 Credits)
  • Fine Arts (3 Credits)
  • History (6 Credits)
  • Literature (3 Credits)
  • Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • Math (3 Credits)
  • Science (4 Credits)
  • Social Science (3 Credits)
  • Speech (3 Credits)
Core Requirements (45 Credits)

  • Theatre Appreciation
  • Acting I
  • Acting II
  • Stagecraft
  • Directing I
  • Directing II
  • Theatre History I
  • Theatre History II
  • Survey of Dramatic Literature
  • Senior Project
  • (Choose 5)
    • Oral Interpretation
    • Stage Makeup
    • Voice & Movement
    • Scene Work
    • Drama in Ministry
    • Children’s Theatre
    • Intro to Stage Design
    • American Musical Theatre
    • Acting for Musical Theatre
    • Internship in Theatre
    • Directed Study in Theatre
    • Script Writing
    • Improvisation
    • Stage Management
    • Special Topics in Theatre
Theatre Practicum (10 Credits)
Electives (20 Credits)
Total Credits: 126

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

Stage Manager
Arts Administration