Theatre Arts Majors and Minors

Students – both majors and non-majors – are given opportunities to participate in actual theatre productions every semester. The size of our department ensures that students will have production opportunities every semester, unlike large universities where many students have limited opportunities. Opportunities include:

  • Acting
  • Stage Management & Theatre Management
  • Technical theatre
  • Design Projects
  • Directing Projects

Actors get main stage experience. Technicians are actively involved with construction, lighting, sound, and sometimes design for main stage productions. Enrollment in Theatre Practicum – required of all majors – amply provides the kind of hands-on experience in all areas that serves students well whatever their chosen career path.

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Theatre Major & Concentrations

Campbell’s theatre arts program provides students with a well-rounded liberal arts education to prepare them for a variety of careers. Passionate, hard-working and dynamic faculty help students develop not only theatrical and performance skills, but mastery in essential skills — such as communication and critical thinking — vital for success in any field.

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Students pursuing a theatre arts degree with a performance concentration will be immersed in courses to foster creativity and collaboration. 

Classes range from vocal performance where students hone their skills to create a more efficient and engaging experience to advanced acting where students study character development through analysis, scene preparation and performance. 

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Students interested in pursuing a theatre arts career behind the scenes will benefit from the theatre management concentration. They will study everything from marketing and advertising to management and accounting, accumulating a breadth of knowledge that will prepare them for many paths after graduation. 

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Students can enjoy the creativity of pursuing a theatre degree while developing the skills to lead a classroom. The curriculum combines immersive theatre experiences and hands-on learning opportunities to give graduates a distinct advantage over many of their peers in the field of theatre arts education. 

Students graduate prepared to earn a North Carolina Teacher License and begin their teaching careers.

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Theatre Arts Minors


Internships are available; while they are not required they are strongly suggested during the summer of your freshman or sophomore year. Students are primarily responsible for finding an internship but are encouraged to work with their advisor to secure one. Many local theatres take interns, as well as theatres across the country. It is recommended that summers in your junior and senior years be spent working in summer theatres.