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.
Want to know where a theatre arts degree can take you? The answers may be farther reaching than you can imagine.
We invite you to visit us. Sit in on a rehearsal. Attend a class. Come to a performance. Get the full Furman Theatre experience.
Declare Your Major
Declaring your Theatre Arts major is easy. Fill out this questionnaire, and email the department chair for a meeting.
Ready to declare? Meet with the department chair to go over the logistics.
Our department is home to an emerging dance program that supplements the Liberal Arts experience. Learn more.
Musical Theatre Minor
The Musical Theatre Interdisciplinary Minor cultivates students who are actively engaged in honing their craft through Dance, Theatre, and Voice training.
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
|Junior||THA-elective, THA-116||THA-310, THA-elective|
Class of 2023 and 2025
|Junior||THA-210, THA-315||THA-211, THA-316(7)|
“ "I'm glad I chose to be a theatre major because I'll graduate as an openminded and well-rounded theatre artist. I'll be able to create not only as an actor but as a designer, technician, and playwright."
“ "Furman Theatre is a wonderful place for emerging adults who know they want to pursue theatre but aren't sure what path to follow."
“ "Furman does a great job in allowing its students to thrive in the way they want to and has many resources to ensure that they do thrive."
“As You Like It” & Exploring Sustainable Theatre
[caption id="attachment_596" align="alignleft" width="194"] Poster for "As You Like It"[/caption] During these past few weeks of October, we have been performing Shakespeare's As You Like It, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery. It was...Continue Reading >
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...Continue Reading >
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,...Continue Reading >