Minor in Theatre Arts

  • Total Credit Hours: 18
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

Practitioners of theatre arts, whether they perform on stage or work behind the scenes, bring stories to life, entertain and inspire. The theatre arts major at Valdosta State University is an all-encompassing program that embraces various aspects of theatre, including theatre performance, theatre production and musical theatre. The program is designed to develop the skills, craft and imagination of students, in addition to providing them with a strong background in the history of theatre.

The Valdosta State Difference

Students in the Valdosta State theatre arts program hone their skills in the classroom and on stage. Students gain invaluable experience by participating in the VSU Theatre, which presents seven full-scale theatrical productions each year. Students also have the unique opportunity to collaborate with performers and crew members from the Peach State Summer Theatre, a nine-week program that takes place on campus each summer. Outstanding students may be invited to join Alpha Psi Omega, a national theatre honor society that seeks to stimulate interest in dramatic activities across campus. The department’s Pro-Conn (Professional Connections) program brings industry professionals to the Valdosta State campus to give workshops and advise students in the areas of theatre and dance. The theatre arts department also plans biennial trips to major markets so students can participate in intensive workshops and network with industry professionals.

What You'll Learn

Students with knowledge and skills in theatre production and performance who have chosen a different major program are encouraged to pursue a minor in theatre studies. Eighteen hours of coursework are required


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  • Artistic Director
  • Arts Administrator
  • Box Office Manager
  • Casting Director
  • Company Manager
  • Costume Designer
  • Director
  • Drama Therapist
  • Dramaturgy
  • Film/Television Actor
  • Film/Television Actress
  • Lighting Designer
  • Music Director for Film/TV
  • Playwright
  • Producer
  • Publicist
  • Scenic Designer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Secondary School Drama Teacher
  • Set Decorator
  • Stage Actor
  • Stage Actress
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Theatre Director
  • Theatre Educator
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