Theatre (BFA)

Develop skills through rigorous academic studies and production work, such as designing mainstage productions and directing full-length shows.

Fast Facts:

  • There is no freshman freeze. Students perform in productions as early as their first semesters.
  • Audition for and earn scholarship money to study theatre at Culver-Stockton.
  • Get involved in four annual mainstage productions, at least one being a musical, and more than six student-directed one-act plays each year.
  • Travel with the department to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) every year, or travel with the many experiential courses that are offered.
  • Design mainstage productions in all areas and Dramaturg or stage manage productions.
  • Work with a professional actor in the annual Guest Artist production and take Master Classes taught by professionals.
  • Work-study in scene, costume, lighting and sound shops and intern at summer theatres.
  • Fine Arts facilities include Alexander Campbell Auditorium, Mabee Art Gallery, Mabee Little Theatre, Merillat Recital Hall, a Multi-Media Recording Studio and Photography Studio.

Student Organizations:

Sigma Phi Zeta Honor Society
Theta Alpha Phi National Theatre Honor Society

Other Theatre Resources and Opportunities

Audition Process & Portfolio Review
Gallery and Venues
Guest Artists
Fine Arts Calendar


Haidee Heaton, Ph.D.
Professor of Theatre, Department Chair of Communication and Theatre and Director of the Honors Program
Phone: (573) 288-6434

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