Dennis Cheeks in Lobby Hero

Program Overview

By providing extensive onstage and offstage training, our ambitious program develops well-rounded artists who are prepared for any role. We produce four Main Stage performances each year, as well as a number of smaller student-produced experiences to which the entire campus and Greenville community are invited. Our program ranges from modern to classical, comedy to tragedy, musical to non-musical. Our students collaborate with faculty and get involved in every aspect of the production, from costumes to set design, management to promotion, lighting to sound.

Career Opportunities

Want to know where a theatre arts degree can take you? The answers may be farther reaching than you can imagine.

Discover the possibilities
Shelby (played by Karsen Green) and Mr. Smith (played by Patrick Fretwell) in John Proctor is the Villain
students performing in The Diviners

Visit Us

We invite you to visit us. Sit in on a rehearsal. Attend a class. Come to a performance. Get the full Furman Theatre experience.

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Declare Your Major

Declaring your Theatre Arts major is easy. Fill out this questionnaire, and email the department chair for a meeting.

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Declaration Meeting

Ready to declare? Meet with the department chair to go over the logistics.

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Dance

Our department is home to an emerging dance program that supplements the Liberal Arts experience. Learn more.

Dance
image contains student dancing on a brick wall with white jacket, black pants, and purple mask
Production photo of If/Then 2017 with three actors center stage dressed in white and black pulling the middle actor in two different directions

Musical Theatre Minor

The Musical Theatre Interdisciplinary Minor cultivates students who are actively engaged in honing their craft through Dance, Theatre, and Voice training.

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Our Majors

Course Sequence

At most schools, you have to commit to a curriculum as a freshman even if you’re not sure what you want to do. At Furman, you have options. If you’re not ready to commit to a major in theatre arts as a freshman, you can choose a different path. Take a few courses in our program and other disciplines, and find out what really appeals to you.

When you determine theatre arts is the right fit, you can begin our program as a sophomore—and still be on schedule to graduate in four years. You can even double major. That’s the benefit of studying at a liberal arts school.

Class of 2022, 2024, and 2026

Class​Fall​Spring

Freshman THA-120 THA-101, THA-115
Sophomore THA-210 THA-211, THA-316(7)
Junior THA-elective, THA-116 THA-310, THA-elective
Senior THA-315 THA-430

Class of 2023 and 2025

Class​Fall​Spring

Freshman THA-120 THA-101
Sophomore THA-116 THA-115, THA-elective
Junior THA-210, THA-315 THA-211, THA-316(7)
Senior THA-elective THA-310, THA-430

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Our Blog

What Can I Do with a Degree In Theatre Arts?

Do you have questions about where a theatre arts degree can take you? Our liberal arts approach to education provides the framework for an adaptable, multitalented graduate. While a degree in theatre arts brings to...

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Summer Research & Internship Experiences

Are you interested in learning more about research and internship opportunities in our department? Check out some of the experiences of our students this summer. Dennis Cheeks '21 partnered with Alan Bryson, our Technical Director,...

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