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