A column on Onstage, a theater blog, recently rated Belmont as the 10th most underrated theater college in the mid-west. Others on the list include Western Kentucky University and the University of Memphis.
The column goes on to say, “There is a lot to like about Belmont University’s theatre programs. First is the program itself: Belmont has four BFA degrees to choose from, ranging from Acting and Production design to directing and education, the last of which always scores major points with us. They also have a BA degree with theatre, as well as minors in theatre and dance.
“Belmont is also home to the gorgeous Troutt Theatre, which is a wonderful facility for both the theatre and dance programs to use. They also have a black box theatre, a 150 seat experimental performance and classroom venue for the Department of Theatre and Dance. The Black Box is a flexible performance space with move-able seating risers and is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and audio equipment. The Black Box is the home for The Actors Bridge Ensemble.
“…Its costs are comparable with other private universities. Notable Alumni include Tony Vincent, DJ Qualls, Tony Winner Levi Kreis and stage legend Mary Martin.”