The performance program builds specific skills in production from a strong foundation of using the body as the artist’s instrument through acting styles, voice, and stage movement. Students choose from a range of courses, both introductory and advanced, from writing and dancing, to stage and screen.
To help students prepare for future employment or graduate school, all students are strongly encouraged to pursue practical experience through TH 490: Cooperative Education (Internship), as well as the production application courses, designed to put theory into practice as part of Central Theatre Ensemble’s regular on-campus season.
Admission to the program is by audition/interview only. Auditions/interviews begins with an online screening process that culminates in program admission being offered in early spring for the fall cohort.
See the Auditions Procedures Page www.cwu.edu/theatre/auditions.
In addition to the department core courses requirements, Performance BFA candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in Theatre Arts with a minimum grade of “B-” (2.7) in each course within the Performance core courses.
Meeting this standard is reviewed as part of the annual jury.