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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

On-Campus Degree Overview

Shortly after human beings began to tell stories, they began to impersonate the characters that inhabit those stories. The study of theatre is the study of world history, culture, art, literature, religion, politics — the whole human condition. The theatre places humanity under the microscope in real time and in front of a live audience. It explores great philosophical questions of the ages: “Who are we?” “Why are we here?” “What is our relationship to the cosmos and each other?” “Where do we go after we die?” “Is there a God?” To equip students to enter this dynamic field, Regent University offers one of the highest-quality theatre programs on the East Coast.

With Regent's Bachelor of Arts in Theatre program, you will learn the craft of theatre arts in our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center equipped with three performance spaces. Through a combination of historical, theoretical and practical training, you will be given the opportunity to explore several disciplines associated with the amateur, professional, and academic theatres — all from a Christian worldview. Our experienced faculty will help you to become a well-rounded theatre artist with coursework in acting, directing, voice, design, stagecraft, theatre history, text analysis and makeup. Additionally, you will develop skill in public speaking and vocal production; gain physical awareness, grace, agility, and poise; learn to communicate through story; and be equipped to reflect on the human condition on a deeper level. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to begin a career in theatre or to continue your training at the graduate-level.

Due to the experiential nature of the coursework, you must complete the theatre degree program in Virginia Beach.

Career Opportunities:

  • Professional Acting
  • Stage Production
  • Public Relations
  • Tourism/Entertainment
  • Directing
Curriculum: View course requirements.
Length: 120 credit hours (includes 49 general education, 27 Theatre core, 6 arts leadership, 15 Theatre electives, 23 additional electives)
Format: This degree is offered on campus only.
Results: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
Important Links: Apply Now | Tuition & Financial Aid | Department & Faculty
Contact: Dr. Micah Mattix, Department Chair, English and Communication Arts, phone: 757.352.4464; email:

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