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Theatre Arts

Do you dream of dancing on Broadway, acting at the West End, designing stage sets, or teaching theatre enthusiasts?  Your path to success will begin with Virginia Intermont’s theatre program, where you will learn from skilled faculty and award-winning actors, dancers and choreographers. You will benefit from specialized classes and hands-on learning in productions and workshops.

As a theatre student, you will hone your performance skills and technical knowledge in a variety of theatrical genres ranging from musical comedies to classics. VI’s teaching and performance spaces include the intimate 90-seat Nunn Recital Hall, 160-seat Trayer Theatre, and the 1,000-seat Kegley Auditorium.

Areas of Concentration and Degree Programs:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
    • Acting
    • Musical Theatre
    • Design & Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Teaching licensure grades 6-12,
    • Design & Technology,
    • Performance

The B.F.A. and B.A. tracks emphasize hands-on experience in performance and design. The B.A. offers ample room for electives, and a theatre minor is also available.

What can you do with a degree in Theatre?

  • Performing: Acting, Singing, Dancing
  • Directing
  • Playwriting
  • Technical Direction
  • Stage Management
  • Teaching (with licensure)
  • Performance venue management
  • Event planning/management

Download the PDF below for an overview of the theatre arts major, course requirements and course descriptions:

For an in-depth look at all our majors, please refer to our catalog (pdf).

You can also learn more about the program by visiting the Theatre Arts program website:


Bonny Gable, M.Ed.
B.A., Virginia Intermont College
M.Ed., East Tennessee State University

Rachel Milligan, M.M.
B.M., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
M.M., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Melanie Barton, M.F.A.
B.A., University of Florida
M.F.A., University of Florida

Deborah Alonzo, M.M.
M.M., University of Southern California
B.M., University of Tennessee

Carolee Watts, B.A.
B.A., Virginia Intermont College