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School of Stage and Screen

Discover a singular academic experience that links together Theatre, Film and Television Production, and Dance to equip students with the skills they need for a wide variety of careers in performance and production. The connectivity between Film and Theatre is true to a show business reality where the two consistently merge. Our unique approach to training artists makes our graduates better prepared for careers in one or both industries, allowing students to cross over as desired.

Degree Programs, Minors and Concentrations

Students acting in a modern interpretation of Hamlet

BFA in Acting

True to the working life of a crossover actor, this program incorporates course and production work in both stage and film acting techniques utilizing a myriad of classic and contemporary theories and styles.

Students building costumes

BFA in Entertainment Design & Technology

Perfect the art behind the scenes. Students garner hands-on experience in the elements of theatrical and film design and production including lighting, costumes, scenic, properties, sound, and construction. 

Students filming behind the scenes

BFA in Film and Television Production

Storytelling is the essential skill that ties all mediums together and is what the most successful filmmakers have in common. From screenplay through post-production, fiction or non-fiction, we use technology in service of story as students get hands-on experience

Musical Theatre Students

BFA in Musical Theatre

Step onto the professional stage of musical theatre. Learn from world-class faculty in cutting-edge facilities to equip students with the performance and technical foundations needed for a professional career or graduate study.

Students running a soundboard

BA in Stage and Screen

Prepare yourself for a career in both theatre and film. This program gives a holistic, interdisciplinary study of all elements in film production, acting, theatrical design, theatre production, theory, directing, and writing.

Dance Minor

Minor in Dance

Incorporating a mix of Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Tap techniques, this minor serves theatre majors looking to study more intensively, serious dance minors, or students interested in building strength, coordination, and self-confidence the study of dance.

About the School of Stage and Screen

Admission Requirements and Audition Interview

In addition to applying to WCU, all degree programs in the School of Stage and Screen require a live or remote audition and interview.

Admission to the University does not guarantee admission in to the School of Stage and Screen and each program has specific admittance requirements.

The School of Stage and Screen highly suggests auditioning as early as possible in the academic year to better your chances for admission.

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