College of Arts and Humanities
McConnell Hall, room 102
See the website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.
Faculty and Staff
Scott R. Robinson, MFA
Brenda Hubbard, MFA, acting, directing, literature
Scott R. Robinson, MFA, chair, theatre management
Michael J. Smith, MFA, acting, directing, voice
Christina Barrigan, MFA, head of design, resident lighting designer
George W. Bellah, 3rd, MFA, movement, performance, stage combat, Asian drama
Elise Forier Edie, MFA, applied theatre, head of performance, playwriting
Jay Ball, PhD, graduate coordinator theatre studies
David Brown, MM, musical director, music theory
Terri Brown, PhD, head of music theatre, history, literature and music theatre
Marc Hanjuk, MFA, resident scenic designer
David Barnett, MFA, McConnell stage manager, scence shop manager, technical director and theatre technology
Anneliese Childress, choreographer
Jerry Dougherty, MFA, production manager, theatre technology
Keith Edie, MFA, performance
M. Catherine McMillen, BA, costume shop manager, wigs and makeup
Jessica Pribble, MFA, costume design and technology
Gwen Bruce, fiscal technician II
Mary Makins, secretary senior
The Department of Theatre Arts offers comprehensive study in the varied facets of theatre arts as they relate to theatre production. Coursework prepares students for rigorous and rewarding work within Central Theatre Ensemble (CTE), the production arm of the program, leading to professional work in the entertainment industry. Based on a professional model of theatre, CTE offers students the opportunity to thrive in all aspects of theatre production in a safe and mentoring environment, working in state-of-the-art venues supported by fully equipped shops and studios.
Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year of college/university study or two years of high school study of a single foreign language.
A cumulative grade point average of 2.7 (B-) in the pre-major required courses must be achieved with a minimum greade of “C+” (2.3) in each course. The applicant must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all other collegiate study.
Pre-major required courses:
- TH 107 - Introduction to Theatre Credits: (4)
- TH 144 - Foundations of Acting Credits: (3)
- TH 166 - Theory of Play Production Credits: (3)
Admission to the BFA is by audition/interview only. Auditions/interviews are held each year, in late February and early March. See the Auditions Procedures Page www.cwu.edu/theatre/node/2479/#8.
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsBachelor of Fine ArtsMinor