Admissions requirements include the standard undergraduate admissions process for the university, as well as specific admission requirements for each School of Stage & Screen program. All degree programs require a live or remote audition/interview. Please refer to the particular degree of interest below for details. Please note that entrance in to each program of study in the School of Stage and Screen is competitive. Auditions are first come, first served. The School of Stage and Screen highly suggests auditioning as early as possible in the academic year to better your chances for admission. Once the slots for each program are filled, a waiting list will be established. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission in to the School of Stage and Screen.
ALL students interested in studying at WCU's School of Stage and Screen must apply online at: getaccepted.com/wcu.
|Program||Number of Students Admitted Per Year||Total Number of Students in the Program|
|BFA in Musical Theatre||10||40|
|BFA in Film and Television Production||15||60|
|BFA in Acting for Stage and Screen||10||40|
|BFA in Entertainment Design and Technology||8||32|
|BA in Stage and Screen||10||40|
Saturday, November 9, 2019 (Application submission Deadline date is November 3, 2019)
Saturday, December 7, 2019 (If this day is canceled due to inclement weather the make up audition day will be January 18, 2020; you will be notified of this though getaccepted.com/wcu)(Application submission deadline date is December 1, 2019)
Saturday, February 29, 2020 (Application submission deadline date is February 23, 2020)
You must audition by the last posted audition date in spring 2020 for Fall 2020 admission in order to receive full consideration for admission. Auditions are first come, first served. The School of Stage and Screen highly suggests auditioning as early as possible in the academic year to better your chances for admission. Once the slots for each program are filled, a waiting list will be established.
If you cannot make it to one of our audition dates please feel free to submit your application (including audition videos, resume and portfolio) remotely from anywhere in the world via our ACCEPTD online portal at: getaccepted.com/wcu. Deadline for remote application submission is February 24th, unless otherwise stated on getaccepted.com/wcu.
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This degree is for students who are interested in a variety of aspects of the industry: Theatre, Film, Design/Tech or Stage Management, but don’t wish to limit their studies to one specialized area.
Requirements for admittance into the School of Stage & Screen as a BA Stage & Screen General:
This degree is for students interested in acting in both the theatre and film.
Requirements for admittance into the School of Stage & Screen as a BFA Theatre, Acting for Stage and Screen major:
This degree is for students interested in studying elements of theatrical and film design and production including lighting, costumes, scenic, properties, sound, and construction.
Requirements for admittance into the School of Stage & Screen as a BFA Theatre, Entertainment Design and Technology major:
At your interview you will meet with a Design/Tech faculty member. He or she will conduct your interview, look over your application materials and answer any questions you may have. Please make every effort to interview on one of our auditions dates. In special circumstances, other dates may be arranged by contacting the School Office at 828.227.7491.
This degree is for the performance student with the addition of voice, dance, and musical components.
Requirements for admittance into the School of Stage & Screen as a BFA Musical Theatre major:
All candidates must participate in a dance class (warm-up and several combinations). Applicants must wear standard rehearsal attire or clothing and shoes that allow for ease of movement. Sandals and tennis shoes are not considered proper attire. Jazz shoes/booties are suggested, however, other dance shoes are allowed. Tap shoes are not necessary for the audition.
This degree is for students interested in a comprehensive film and television training including writing, directing, cinematography, and film production.
Requirements for admittance into the School of Stage & Screen as a BFA Film and Television major: