At Montevallo, we provide first-rate theatre training within the context of a well-rounded liberal arts education.
If you study theatre here, you will be part of a highly personal department of more than 100 majors. You will get to know your teachers well and work closely with them both in and out of the classroom. While we are active in professional organizations within our respective fields, teaching is our first priority. Experienced faculty members teach all courses instead of graduate students, and enrollment in acting classes typically ranges from 8-20 pupils. We work hard to prepare students to directly enter the profession, and the expertise of our full and part-time faculty allows us to offer a range of classes that can match the curriculum of much larger departments and universities.
While we will nurture and support your talents and aspirations, our program is also a challenging and rigorous one aimed towards helping you to achieve your career aspirations. Our curriculum provides each student with a solid foundation in various acting techniques, play analysis, directing, stagecraft, costume construction and lighting. We also offer a range of upper-level, specialized classes in all areas including theatrical design.
Our mission is to train students to enter the profession while also providing a first-rate liberal arts education.