What will I learn?

Join a cast of talented actors, designers, and technicians exploring their passions and learning to lead from the stage. Guided by Longwood's devoted faculty mentors, come discover and develop your talents and skills through a sequence of theory, performance, and technical courses and through main stage and studio theatrical productions.

Career Path

Our graduates have become

  • Actors
  • Directors
  • Stage Managers
  • Theatre Managers
  • Theatre Teachers
  • Scenic Designers
  • Lighting Designers
  • Costume Designers
  • Sound Designers
  • Projections Designers


Committed to providing a cohesive body of knowledge in the various fields of performance art, experience excellence in teaching.

Performance, Theatre

Cue your future as a professional actor with a degree from Longwood.

Design and Technology

You're creative, and love to work with your hands? This is the perfect place for you. Work closely with theatre design faculty and staff as you explore what it's like to be behind the scenes of a production.

Learn set, lighting, sound, and costume design, technical direction, and theatre management. You’ll get all the practical and applied skills needed to compete in this booming market.”

Generalist, Theatre

Discover theatre in its broadest sense as you explore its history, theory, literature and aesthetics. You'll work closely with your adviser as you discover the basis in theatre arts.

Applied Theatre, Education Licensure

This is a pre-professional degree and is designed to prepare you to teach theatre to future performers, technicians or managers.

Which department am I in?

Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,900.00 per year
Tuition fee: USD $11,950 per semester (12-18 Credit Hours)
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences

Ruffner 104,

Longwood University,



23909, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have Proof of successful completion of secondary education (e.g., secondary school transcripts, final exam scores, diploma) with certified English translations. Longwood recognizes the value of the International Baccalaureate diploma and will award transfer credit for IB exams.

Other English language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 550 (paper).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.