Theatre And FILM PRODUCTION Program

The ATU Program in Theatre and Film Production offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Theatre Option. This BA is a full 33-hour major to prepare students for a variety of careers including professional theatre, educational theatre, social media influencing, or other performance-related careers.

While ATU Theatre and Film embraces the technological side of performance creation, it acknowledges that training in traditional theatre provides valuable depth and substance to the work. Therefore, ATU offers a unique hybrid program that tackles traditional theatrical skills along with digital creation. This gives its students a competitive edge in the 21st century market.

For more information on the courses included in the program, please see the Undergraduate Course Catalog.


2021-22 Theatre AND FILM Productions



ATU’s spring production is Beauregard Bottoms, a short southern gothic film. In this thriller, a young woman leaves behind her family troubles with hopes of pursuing a new beginning at college. However, her encounters with an antebellum-era spirit on campus has her teetering between intrigue and fear.

The film will be screened at the Techionery Theatre on Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the box office.

 a night of student-directed one act plays

Students in the Directing Theories class will present a night of one-act plays of varying genres and subject matter. This is the perfect opportunity to see the talents of the next generation of play directors.

The plays will be presented at the Techionery Theatre on Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the box office.

Past Productions Photo Archive


Arkansas Radio Theatre

The Arkansas Radio Theatre is dedicated to audio-only productions of new plays and adaptations of classic literature.  It operates in association with the Arkansas Tech University Department of Communication and Journalism.  Performances showcase Arkansas Tech University actors, directors, and writers.  The Radio Theatre is unusual, if not unique, among U.S. institutions of higher learning. To learn more or listen to the archive visit the program's web page.

 Arkansas Radio Theatre


Auditions & Announcements

For more information about the auditions, contact Prof. Frances Roberson, Director of the Theatre program.







Arkansas Tech Theatre is supported by the College of Arts & Humanities.  While this funding covers productions, we depend on donors to support the ATU Theatre Foundation Fund.  This account serves the Theatre Program by allowing for large-scale purchases, student events, and travel to conferences and competitions. 


 Dr. Ardith Morris

Dr. Ardith A. Morris,

Retired Professor and Honorary Chairperson of Fundraising, ATU Theatre





Prof. Frances Roberson
(479) 964-0890