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AFA = Associate of Fine Arts

Theatre AFA = Associate of Fine Arts
Whether performing on the stage or working behind the scenes, practitioners of theatre arts bring stories to life through entertainment and inspiration. The theatre program at ASU-Beebe is an all-encompassing program that embraces all aspects of theatre, including theatre performance, production and management. It provides opportunities for the development of a wide range of theatrical skills. These skills, in turn, enrich the student's academic, professional and cultural life. Whether or not you seek a career in the performing arts, theatre study will allow students to develop presentation skills and cultural awareness applicable to various career paths.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of critical studies and histories of theatre and performance.  
  • Display creative proficiency in the area(s) of acting, directing, design and theatre technology.  
  • Complete a comprehensive capstone project in an area of acting, directing, design or theatre technology.  
  • Share exceptional thoughts regarding acting, directing, design and theatre technology basics.  
  • Demonstrate significant insight into the dramatic arts' role as a collaborative art form with social impacts. 

Related Careers

  • Actor (stage, film, television) 
  • Agent 
  • Casting director 
  • Costume designer 
  • Consultant 
  • Director (stage, film, television) 
  • Lighting designer 
  • Make-up artist  
  • Producer (stage, film, television) 
  • Set designer 
  • Singer 
  • Sound designer 
  • Stage manager 
  • Talent agent 
  • Teacher/professor of performing arts 
  • Technical director 
  • Writer/playwright 

Transfer Options

  • Arkansas State University-Jonesboro 
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • Harding University
  • University of Arkansas in Monticello 


Ryan Gibbons | Assistant Professor of Theatre & Communications

Beebe Campus | Owen Center 113


Hope Hargrove | Instructor of Theatre & Communications

Beebe Campus | Owen Center 140

Dr. David Jones | Program Director Arts & Humanities | Professor of English 

Beebe Campus | Owen Center 170 


Teddy Davis | Dean of Arts & Humanities 

Associate Professor of Political Science and Geography

Beebe Campus | Owen Center 135-C


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