Studying theatre arts at Furman will give you the foundation to go anywhere in the entertainment industry. Our program produces a number of professional theatre artists, and our graduates are also actors, producers, costume designers, set designers, lighting and sound specialists, and theatre professors. Alumni from our program are working in TV, movies, on and off Broadway theatres, and regional theatres around the country, and in higher education.

Best of all, you’ll discover that a liberal arts degree is in high demand when you graduate. In addition to enhancing your technical skills, you’ll leave Furman knowing how to think critically, communicate effectively, learn deeply, see things from multiple perspectives, and evaluate and create collaboratively. These are skills that can be applied to any career and it’s part of the reason our graduates are so successful.

This program prepares students by building:

  1. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving with public speaking, marketing and publicity, visual storytelling, research and writing, and empathetic listening.
  2. Communication Skills through collaborative projects, work study, departmental productions, adaptability and flexibility, and adherence to production deadlines.
  3. Teamwork and Collaboration in new play development, design and construction, using creative processes to solve problems, stage manage, and undergraduate research.
  4. Leadership and Initiative through student-produced productions, internships, study away, design and directing opportunities.