The study of theatre has broad applications to both art and life. In addition to artistic and technical proficiency both onstage and backstage, theatre students acquire skills that are transferable to virtually any career. Students who study theatre become quick thinkers, versatile problem solvers, and excellent communicators.
B.A or B.S in Theatre
Our Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science tracks are rich in diverse perspectives and cross-disciplinary experiences. You’ll be supported by a strong production program that makes significant contributions to the cultural life of the university and community. Students are immersed in an undergraduate curriculum emphasizing the study and practice of performance, directing, design/technical theatre, history, and cinematic arts.
Why Study Theatre at Radford?
- Our program is designed to give you a well-rounded theatre education
- You’ll get opportunities in casting, designing, and directing
- We’ve built useful and practical experience into your degree
- Our faculty are professionals in the theatre world
- We help with career placement
This minor is offered by the Department of Theatre and Cinema and the School of Communication, the interdisciplinary minor in Cinematic Arts consists of 18 semester hours. You’ll get to choose from classes like Cinema History to Sound/Set Design, Media Production, and more.
This minor consists of completing 20 credit hours in required courses and electives. You’ll study topics of your choice such as acting, makeup, stagecraft, and more.
If you have a specific interest in performance (acting and directing), but cannot commit to a second major, then pursuing a minor in Theatre Performance might be for you. This minor satisfies the E component of the REAL program and allows students to take a variety of theatre courses focused on acting and directing after satisfying the basic requirements of the minor.
If you have a specific interest in theatre production (design and/or technical theatre), but cannot commit to a second major, then consider pursuing a minor in theatre with a concentration in production. This minor also satisfies the L component of the REAL program and allows students to take a variety of theatre courses focused on scenic, costume, lighting, sound, stage management, and other areas of technical theatre after satisfying the basic requirements of the minor.
You’ll have opportunities to perform before a community in university theatres.
Not only will you get the chance to perform, but we focus our productions so that you get as many practical and resume-building opportunities as you’re read. This can include acting in large roles, directing shows, and/or designing shows for department productions.
Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre
97% employment rate
6 productions put on each year
A well-rounded education that prepares you for a variety of careers
Our program focuses on giving students practical, resume-building opportunities. A theatre degree develops life skills that can be applied to many occupations beyond traditional stage and entertainment industry professions. Examples of our alumni include teachers, attorneys, managers, sales professionals, and trainers.