Department of Theatre
The theatre program offers academic study and hands-on learning in the areas of acting, directing, production, costuming, set design and construction, sound, lights, theatre management, children’s theatre, playwriting, movement and voice for actors, theatre history, and dramaturgy. By actively participating in all facets of theatre production, students develop performance, technical and analytical skills. The department produces a variety of theatrical events each semester.
The mission of the Piedmont College Theatre Department is to provide rigorous academic training for students in both performance and technical theatre, to provide audiences with quality productions of the highest caliber, to explore the full range of theatrical offerings from the classical to the contemporary, and to foster professionalism, creativity, and camaraderie.
As an inherently interdisciplinary liberal arts program, the theatre arts degree evidences the reading, writing, speaking, and research skills sought by prospective employers and professional schools. Many theatre arts majors are successful in law school, mass communications, public relations, and other fields.