Theatre, Acting Concentration

Angels in America

 

About the Program

The BFA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Acting for Stage and Screen is a competitive, audition only program of study.  True to the working life of a crossover actor, Acting for Stage and Screen incorporates course and production work in both stage and filmic acting techniques.  Moving from beginning to advanced level coursework, the training utilizes a myriad of classic and contemporary theories and styles.  Students studying Acting for Stage and Screen at WCU will take four primary acting courses for the stage, four acting courses for camera, and a handful of complimentary courses in movement, voice, and analysis, and will consistently move from roles in productions of both plays and films, honing their craft in both. Entrance in to the BFA in Theatre, Acting is competitive and is by admission/interview only. 

Program Requirements

The B.F.A. in Theatre; Acting requires 120 total hours, 69 hours of program courses and 42 hours in liberal studies and 9 hours of electives.

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

Program Continuation Policy

Mission Statement

To spark creativity, facilitate innovation, and cultivate artists who are confident and prepared to succeed in the entertainment industry.

Confirmed Values:

  1. We believe in the power of storytelling to transform both the audience and the artist.
  2. We surround our students with practitioners who are devoted to their disciplines and have real-world experience as artists.
  3. We encourage our students to possess an understanding of the comprehensive process in an immersive mentored environment where students learn by doing.
  4. We place a strong emphasis on technique and industry standards and their vital role in serving the artistic process.
  5. We believe students should be cognizant of the historical, social, and cultural contexts of the art form.
  6. We celebrate diverse people, perspectives, and cultural influences. 

Faculty

Name Office Email
Claire Eye, Program Director Belk 278 eye@wcu.edu
Colin Wasmund Belk 280 crwasmund@wcu.edu
Eric Eichenlaub Belk 280 eaeichenlaub@wcu.edu
Dustin Whitehead Belk 285 dgwhitehead@wcu.edu
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