Training Theatre Artists of Tomorrow

Performance Program
Performance Program
The Marshall University Theatre performance program (BFA degree) takes the conservatory approach to actor training. Using 21stcentury as well as tried-and-true trends in actor training, students in performance develop their craft according to current expectations in the American theatre, film, and television industries. Guided by faculty of outstanding professional credentials, Marshall University Theatre students are given careful, individual attention as well as shared insight and mentorship in the practical side of the “business”.
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Musical Theatre Program
Musical Theatre Program
The College of Arts and Media, in concert with Theatre, Music and Dance has enrolled its first class of students in our Music Theatre program (BFA degree). The program is designed specifically to meet the academic and professional needs of students through a balance of classes in Dance, Music, and Theatre. The demanding curriculum serves to expand and improve student’s capabilities in a highly competitive segment of the entertainment industry. Our diverse faculty is committed to providing performance experiences that prepare graduates for a successful career in the Arts.
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Production Program
Production Program
The production program (BFA degree) at Marshall University is centered on the belief that the best theatre experiences are based on the collaborative efforts of well-informed theatre artists. Marshall’s production students are presented with a sequential series of courses unique to their chosen discipline. Curricula and carefully crafted production calendars are designed to develop an advanced understanding of the art of theatre, focused study within the discipline and applied production opportunities.
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General Theatre Program
General Theatre Program
The School of Theatre and Dance also offers a BA in Theatre for those interested in a broad exposure to the Theatre Arts. In the process students are afforded the opportunity to actively participate in our production program while building a firm foundation in the full spectrum of Theatre. Students are also required to complete a Minor of their choice.
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Jeanie Cheek, Emmy nominated Costume Designer and Wardrobe Stylist for TV and Film,
This comprehensive training prepared me for the deadline driven, fast-paced, collaborative world of professional television and film. The work ethic and practical training I received from my professors in the Theatre program directly attributed to my career as a successful Costume Designer.
Jeanie Cheek, Emmy nominated Costume Designer and Wardrobe Stylist for TV and Film
Brandon McCoy, Professional Actor & Playwright,
The training, experience, and care I received at Marshall University’s Theatre Department was the precise preparation I needed to sustain a successful career in the professional arts. I’ve acted in over fifty professional plays at some of the most prestigious regional theatre in America, directed over a dozen, and have written four full length plays and a musical. I would not be where I am without the Marshall University Theatre Department.
Brandon McCoy, Professional Actor & Playwright
Robert Kovach, founder of KOV Entertainment, LLC an award-winning full-service boutique design and management firm in NYC.,
My time at Marshall University was pivotal in defining my future, providing a vast array of classes and hands on experience in and outside my major. The entertainment world is a niche workplace and it takes dedication, discipline, and motivation. This allowed for a diversified education and the foundation to become a motivated and successful business owner.
Robert Kovach, founder of KOV Entertainment, LLC an award-winning full-service boutique design and management firm in NYC.
Taç Romey, former SGA President. One of the founders of Phantomfilm GmbH.,
To this day I’m grateful for the many opportunities, that Marshall University gave me. What truly made me feel at home at Marshall were my professors in the theatre department. They believed in me, encouraged me to become better and gave me the tools to pursue a life in the entertainment industry. I may have moved on, but to this day I think of Marshall every day.
Taç Romey, former SGA President. One of the founders of Phantomfilm GmbH.

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Marshall University
School of Theatre
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Huntington, WV 25755

Telephone: 304-696-7184

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Box Office: 304-696-ARTS (2787)

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