Department of Theatre
Majors and Minors

There are many great reasons to be a theatre major at Lipscomb University!  
Some are listed below.

After reading click on the degree options below.
BFA - Musical Theatre
BFA - Acting
BFA - Design Tech
BFA - Directing
BA - General Theatre
BA - Educational Theatre
BA - Theatre Ministry

Distinctives of the Theatre Department


Students are encouraged each summer to participate in internships throughout the city and the country. Our students have served at several prestigious theatres including the Nashville Children’s Theatre, which is among the top 5 children’s theatres in the country.


London Study Abroad and New York Trip

Theatre students have a unique opportunity to spend a summer in London studying theatre and watching shows in London’s vaunted West End. Students can also spend one week a year going to New York to watch Broadway shows.


Vibrant Children’s Theatre Company that travels to Wales

Students experience the fun of writing and performing their own children’s theatre piece and then touring it in Wales.


Strong Professional Connections

Lipscomb is committed to bringing in visiting artists with strong professional credentials. Previous artists have included Jeff Obafame Carr, founder of Nashville’s Amun Ra Theatre; Justin Boccitto of the Group Theatre Too in New York City; and Equity actors like Nan Gurley. We also have strong working relationships with professional theatres in Nashville such as The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, The Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Actors Bridge Ensemble, and Amun Ra Theatre. 


Faculty are working professionals

Our faculty don’t just teach, they do! Vali Forrister, who teaches Meisner acting classes, is the artistic director for Actor’s Bridge Ensemble. Beki Baker, who teaches Voice and Diction and Advanced Directing, is the Education Director for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. Robyn Berg, adjunct in Period Styles, is a teaching artist for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.


Career Opportunities

• Actor               • House manager          • Box office      

• Personal man.  • Producer                    • Critic

• Director           • Costume draper          • Dresser          

• Creative dram. • Multi-media sales       • Recreation

• Rec. org.          • Consultants                • Agent

• Key grip          • Marketing manager    • Choreographer

• Costume des    • Scenic designer          • Sound engineer

• Tech director    • Voice coach               • Workshops 

• Ind shows        • Community theatres   • Theatre industries 

• Sales                • Artistic director          • Best boy 

• Publicity           • Prod coordinator       • Costume cutter 

• Dramaturge      • Fight choreographer  • Communication 

• Radio broad     • Park districts              • Artists 

• Engineers         • Gaffer                        • Lighting designer 

• Casting dir.      • Costume builder         • Props master 

• Screenwriter    • Stage manager            • Theatre manager 

• Teaching          • Commercials              • Television 

• Corporations    • Technicians