Are you interested in:

  • Performance
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Teaching
  • The Arts
  • Travel
  • Management
  • Literature
  • Communication


Meredith’s theatre program lets you learn from, and work with, faculty who are professional actors, designers, and directors. Our program provides a setting for technical skill development, creative exploration, and artistic scholarship. Students are given individual attention and personal mentorship within our intimate class sizes. Freshmen are often cast in main stage shows or assigned important technical positions. Typically a musical, a classical production, a contemporary play, and an original work (produced in conjunction with our resident theatre company, Stillwater Theatre), are performed each academic year. In addition, several student-led productions are presented. While earning a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, majors can focus in performance, production, or musical theatre.K-12 licensure in theatre arts is available for those who wish to teach. In addition, a theatre minor and an arts management minor are also offered.

Types of jobs:

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Designer–scenic, lighting, costume, film, and display
  • Theatre technician
  • Stage manager
  • Teacher


Attend graduate school for:

  • Master of Arts in Theatre Education
  • Master of Fine Arts in Acting & Directing
  • Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design
  • Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design
  • Master of Fine Arts in Scenic Design
  • Master of Fine Arts in Art Management
  • Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting


Options for the major:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
  • Opportunity to earn a Professional Certificate in production/design, performance, or musical theatre
  • Double major or minor in any additional related area of interest including: business, arts management, psychology, foreign languages, English, etc.
  • Experiential opportunities
    • Extra Theatre Company
    • Stillwater Theatre Company
    • American College Theatre Festival
    • Southeastern Theatre Conference
    • North Carolina Theatre Conference
    • United States Institute for Theatre Technology Conference
    • White Iris Light Opera
    • Summer Stock employment
    • Study Abroad
    • Area theatres, such as Raleigh Little Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, Theatre Raleigh, Burning Coal Theatre Company, Cary Players, Deep Dish Theatre, etc.


Professional associations:


Career outlook:

Broadcast and sound technicians
Costume designer

Additional information:

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