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Belmont University Department of Theatre and Dance


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Emily Murphy
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The Belmont University Theatre program is a student-centered professional training program that prepares students for work in a variety of entertainment fields.

The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to a liberal arts foundation as an effective means of preparing students who want to pursue theatre as a life’s work.

This commitment is reflected in the system of training that stresses the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of the theatrical performance and production process.


The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to developing the compassionate, well-rounded artist, possessing a professional work ethic and a desire to serve the greater community through the transformative power of the performing arts.


Our mission is to mentor students in the development of their artistic skills, creative abilities, and critical faculties by providing them with a solid foundation of history, theory, technique, and practical experience in the theatre and related disciplines.


  • The ideal of ensemble and collaboration to create truly transformative art
  • Challenging students through rigorous training in a liberal arts setting
  • Students with personal integrity and a strong work-ethic
  • Diverse student artists with a broad range of competencies
  • Theatre that integrates the artistic with the academic
  • An actor training program with an intensive foundation in the Meisner technique
  • Creating a compassionate Christian program that endorses the entertainment artist’s civic and moral duty to engage and transform the world locally and globally. 


Please visit the accreditation page for information about program accreditation.



  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre: Individual Emphasis Goals