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Students majoring in one of Marietta's Theatre tracks prepare to thrive professionally by receiving a dynamic blend of classroom education with a hands-on experiential component — all deeply rooted in the liberal arts.
Requirements for a BFA Theatre major with a Design and Technology Track.
Requirements for a BFA Theatre major with a Directing Track.
Requirements for a BFA Theatre major with a Performance Track.
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of Marietta College students will complete a Senior Capstone project or presentation
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An actor and actress perform during Marietta College Theatre Department's performance of Miss Bennet Christmas At Pemberley
Actors perform during Marietta College Theatre Department's performance of Miss Bennet Christmas At Pemberley
Marietta College students act during a Theatre Department performance of Godspell
A Marietta College student acts during a Theatre Department performance of Putnam County Spelling Bee

The Theatre BFA Major

At Marietta College

Beginning their freshman year, students apply their growing skills to productions to create dynamic theatre experiences. Those involved in productions earn academic credit hours through our practicum courses. Each track requires specific practicum courses providing significant hands-on experience in theatre productions. Students complete a theatre internship to practice their expertise professionally and culminate their Marietta College education with a capstone project to demonstrate mastery of theatrical skills.

Because each track includes classes across multiple disciplines, this program is exempt from the general education secondary concentration requirement.

A strong foundation: the Theatre Core

In addition to completing a liberal arts core curriculum, BFA Theatre majors prepare for success in the entertainment industry by completing a rigorous course load that begins with the Theatre Core, classes required of all Theatre majors.

The Theatre Core courses provide the solid foundation on which each track stands. By experiencing each main area of theatre and exploring plays from historical and analytical perspectives, students gain skills necessary for better collaboration and artistic creation.

Ready to Apply?

In addition to applying to Marietta College, the BFA Theatre program requires acceptance to the program through an application process. For more information, go to Theatre Application Requirements.

Behind the scenes: Design and Technology Track

The Design and Technology track examines the behind-the-scenes artistry of theatre through advanced stagecraft and design courses. Future designers and theatre technicians choose one of the following emphases: Costume, Digital Media and Projection, Lighting, Scenic, or Sound.

Design and Technology Track Requirements

The whole picture: Directing Track

Don’t let the name fool you… the Directing track is not just for directors! This track takes a wider view by examining how the various theatrical arts combine, making it a great choice for future stage managers, playwrights, directors, and artistic directors. Students in this track choose an emphasis: Artistic Direction and Management, Playwriting, or Communication.

Directing Track Requirements

Take the stage: Performance Track

Students in the Performance track develop various techniques to analyze scripts, collaborate with fellow theatre artists, create believable characters, and consistently deliver evocative performances.

Performance track requirements

Recent Productions
  • Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
  • The Thanksgiving Play
  • Medea
  • Twelfth Night
  • The Revolutionists
  • Doubt
  • Macbeth
  • Well
  • The Laramie Project
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Department Faculty & Staff


Can I be a part of a Theatre production even if I'm not a Theatre major?

Yes! Students can audition for roles in productions and also work behind the scenes.

Does this major require an internship?

Theatre majors pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts complete an internship related to their academic track, as well as a Capstone project that reflects their knowledge and growth within the major.

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