With a rapidly growing program, a variety of majors, ample performance opportunities and passionate faculty, the Emory & Henry Department of Theatre is recognized as one of the region’s finest.

Emory & Henry’s Theatre Department is for students serious about pursuing a career in the theatre. We offer preprofessional conservatory-style training, embedded in a rigorous small liberal arts school environment.

We also offer a variety of degrees so you can study what YOU want.  Our small class-sizes mean personal attention and more opportunities for you — on stage and off.  Our unique and dynamic association with the Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia, means our students get hands-on experience with professional theatre artists throughout their four-year degree.

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Directing and Stage Management

    A student who wishes to pursue the pre-professional degree will choose one of the four tracks listed below. Students in all tracks will take a set of common courses.

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Musical Theatre

    A student who wishes to pursue the pre-professional degree will choose one of the four tracks listed below. Students in all tracks will take a set of common courses.

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Production and Design

    A student who wishes to pursue the pre-professional degree will choose one of the four tracks listed below. Students in all tracks will take a set of common courses.

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts-Performance

    A student who wishes to pursue the pre-professional degree will choose one of the four tracks listed below. Students in all tracks will take a set of common courses.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Theatre

    To provide the basis for a lifetime appreciation of the theatre and/or for a professional or educational vocation in the theatre.

  • Minor, Theatre

    A student may minor in theatre by completing 100, 110, either 105 or 205, and two additional theatre electives (for a total of at least six credits) chosen in consultation with the department. Students must also complete three semester hours of Practicum (Theatre 402).

  • Bachelor of Arts, Dance

    To provide the basis for a lifetime appreciation of dance and/or for a professional or educational vocation in dance.

World of Work

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title"/><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Professional development integrated throughout the program including resumés, websites, cover letters, and employment applications.</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Barter Theatre observations place students in a local professional theatre, meeting professionals and seeing a theatre daily at work.</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Various courses teach the skills necessary to succeed in a professional setting, including design, stagecraft, and the business of theatre.</span></li></ul></div>

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Handcraft this Major

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title"/><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Choose between the B.A. and B.F.A.</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Select a concentration in:</span></li><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="3"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dance</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="3"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Musical Theatre</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="3"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Directing & stage management</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="3"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Performance</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="3"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Design & production</span></li></ul></ul></div>