Theatre Arts Program

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About the Program

To immerse is to learn. That's why students in the Theatre Arts Program are required to be involved in every facet of theatre – from design and technologies to writing, acting and directing. Whether pursuing a concentration in Acting, Musical Theatre, Design or Technical Production, students will learn in the classroom, behind the scenes and on the stage.

Shaped by a faculty of working professionals, the Theatre Arts Program at WCU takes a collaborative, hands-on approach. Whether you're a freshman or a senior, we provide you with high-quality, intensive learning experiences through our innovative curriculum.

You’ll enjoy our program's smaller class sizes and spirit of innovation as well as the many special opportunities available to you as a member of the school. The Theatre Arts Program prepares students for professional careers or graduate studies.

Program Requirements

The B.F.A. in Theatre Arts requires 128 total hours, 35 hours of theatre core courses and 26 hours in the concentration.

Individual Concentration Requirements & Course Descriptions

Eight-Semester Plan for B.F.A. in Theatre, Acting Concentration

Name Office Phone Email
Claire Eye, Program Coordinator Stillwell 233A 828.227.3961
Susan Brown-Strauss BAC 183 828.227.3963
Chris Collins BAC 184 828.227.3849
Brenda Lilly Stillwell 269 828.227.2092
Terrence Mann      
Andrew Mannion Stillwell 270 828.227.3800
Peter Savage Stillwell 267 828.227.3162
Katya Stanislavskaya, Musical Theatre Program Director Breese 221 828.227.2864
Dustin Whitehead  Stillwell 268  828.227.3802
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