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Department of Theatre

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About VCUarts Theatre

The Department of Theatre educates and trains students in the fields of performance, design / technology, and theatre pedagogy. The department provides students with the professional and cultural foundations essential for achieving the highest standards of the art of theatre.

Our faculty and alumni practice their craft as artists locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. They work on the stage, in TV and films, author books in their disciplines, and hold elected offices in some of the nation’s most prestigious organizations. Collectively, the faculty and staff pride themselves on their ability to help you bridge the gap between life as a student and life as a professional beyond VCU.

VCUarts Theatre stands in solidarity with our students, faculty, staff, and members of our community who stand for equity, equality, and justice and against racism and hate.

Mainstage Productions

The Department of Theatre proudly presents an annual season of mainstage productions which showcase the acting and design talents of our students.

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Mainstage Season 2020-21

View our upcoming season of mainstage productions. Buy Tickets Here. 

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View Past Mainstage Productions

View production photos and details from our previous mainstage productions.

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BA in Theatre

The BA track is designed for students who desire a strong emphasis in theatre combined with a liberal arts education and a minor in another course of study.

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BFA in Theatre

The BFA track is a pre-professional training program with concentrations in Performance, Scenic Design / Technology, Costume Design / Technology, and Lighting Design /Technology.

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MFA in Theatre Performance

The Master of Fine Arts in Theatre with a concentration in pedagogy/performance is individually tailored to prepare early- to mid-career theatre professionals to enter the field of teaching at the university or college level.

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Minor in Musical Theatre

The Minor in Musical Theatre is available for non-theatre majors. (Theatre majors with a Concentration in Performance can take all of the classes available for the minor).

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Faculty & Staff

Meet the VCUarts Theatre Faculty and Staff. Our mission is to educate and train theatre students as theatre professionals and/or academicians in the field of performance, design, technology, or theatre pedagogy.

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Read more about VCUarts Theatre facilities.

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Current Students

Information for current students including handbooks, department communications, and links to student organizations.

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