Theatre Arts

The Theatre Arts department at Murray State will provide excellent opportunities for you -both on stage and backstage.  Each year, the theatre program produces a full and diverse season of shows.  It's an opportunity for the students and the community to experience high-quality theatre productions. Come see our next production!

Alumni photo of W. Earl Brown
W. Earl Brown
Alumnus

 

 

Tempest production photograph The Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts will provides a Bachelor of the Arts or a Bachelor of the Science degree.  Minors are available in theatre, design/tech, performance, and musical theatre.   You will be heavily involved in all aspects of production starting in your first semester.  The courses are designed to promote life-long creative ventures for you after graduation.  The department is accredited by the  National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and has alumni working all over the globe.  Read more about the programs here.

 

Crishell Stause alumni photo
Chrishell Stause
Alumnus
 

Johnson Mainstage Photograph The department utilizes two performance spaces.  The Robert E. Johnson Theatre is a 344-seat proscenium stage, and serves as the department's mainstage venue.  The Actor’s Studio Theatre is a 55-seat black box theatre for more intimate and experimental productions. Check out the production photographs to see what the department has produced in the spaces over the past few years!

 
Salar Ardibili Alumni Photo
Salar Ardebili
Alumnus
 

Costume Shop PhotoStudents are educated as liberal arts theatre practitioners in preparation for employment or graduate study.    Each theatre major is required to work in or on 12 faculty-directed productions prior to graduation.  You will receive personalized training, and work directly in professional capacities.  The department houses a costume shop and scenic shop that provide hands-on experience.  These shops employ students to work with professors to create the productions.  

Jilon VanOver
Jilon VanOver
Alumnus