About the program

Theatre arts encourages active learning by focusing on experiences in workshop, behind the scenes and on stage.  

Why study theatre arts at Roanoke?

Take your pick / By exploring all aspects of theatre arts, from costume design to playwriting, the program allows students to pursue individual interests.

Challenge yourself / Students help stage challenging and entertaining plays through Theatre Roanoke College seasonal productions. Past plays include the work of David Ives, David Mamet, John Patrick Shanley and Donald Margulies.

Experience theatre / Roanoke regularly brings to campus outstanding artists-in-residence who both perform on stage and work closely with theatre students on an extended basis. Recent residents include Doug Berky, ACTER, Louis Colaianni, The New Yorkers and the American Shakespeare Center.  

Experience theatre 

What's next?

Roanoke's theatre arts graduates currently work as actors, models, stage managers, directors, costumers, production managers and agents-as well as in a range of other fields, including marketing, communications, non-profit management, technological analysis, sales and higher education admissions. Some alumni have founded their own acting companies, and many have gone on to pursue graduate studies at such prestigious institutions as The New School for Drama and Acting in New York.