Theater is the place where philosophy and action disguise themselves as each other and dance with our belief: whispering lies in our ears, that we might hear truth.

At UVA Wise, we are devoted to theater as a unified art form that blurs the lines between visual-art, story and music by fusing performance, design and engineering in a single, meaningful experience. We are dedicated to cultivating the well-rounded theater student capable of forging meaningful artistic work through a comprehensive and practical experience across the theatrical spectrum.

Admission to the Program

Before being admitted to the program, students must complete any four of the Major Core Curricular Requirements with at least a 2.0 GPA. Formal application to the program should be made by the spring semester of the sophomore year.

Learn more about studying theater at UVA Wise by consulting the College Catalog.


View course descriptions in the College Catalog.

Major in Theater

The major in theater provides the opportunity to practice and develop a wide variety of insights and skill-sets applicable to graduate or professional work in theater as well as a variety of other careers. The combined curricular and production programs provide a foundation of theater study and practice from which a student may pursue specific interests through advanced courses and practica.

Minor in Theater

Students interested in a minor in theater must be approved by the Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Teacher Licensure in Theater

All Theater majors seeking licensure to teach Pre-K-12 with an endorsement theater arts, must complete all requirements for the Teacher Education Program. In addition to the theater major course of study, students seeking licensure in theater must complete the following 30 hours of course-work.

Michael McNulty


Professor of Theater Arts
Michael Hunt

Michael K.

Associate Professor of Theatre