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Western’s School of Stage and Screen offers both a B.A. and a B.F.A. through five distinctive degree paths, depending on a student’s area of interest. The study of film & TV production, musical theatre, theatre arts and dance can open doors to a diversity of exciting professional opportunities and experiences. Our programs help students hone their craft while also developing creative thinking skills and a deeper knowledge and understanding of the arts.

All programs require an audition/interview/portfolio for admission to the School of Stage & Screen.

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.

The following undergraduate degrees are offered at WCU’s School of Stage and Screen:

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Film & Television Production

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Theatre - Musical Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Theatre  - Acting

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Theatre -  Entertainment & Design Technology

Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) in Stage and Screen

Minor in Dance

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