May 13, 2021
The Musical Theatre, BFA program is designed to prepare knowledgeable, skilled graduates who will compete in an increasingly competitive field. Students will also learn to assess, explain, and interpret the many roles and responsibilities inherent in the world of the professional theatre artist. They will also understand how to use the skills they have developed in other career paths related to their degree.
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 http://www.cwu.edu/theatre/auditions.
In addition to the department core courses, Musical Theatre 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 Musical Theatre.
Meeting this standard is reviewed as part of the annual jury.
Theatre Arts Core Requirements
The Theatre Arts programs are designed to prepare knowledgeable, skilled graduates who will successfully compete in an increasingly competitive field. Students will also learn to assess, explain, and interpret the many roles and responsibilities inherent in the world of the professional theatre artist, and beyond. They will understand how to use the skills they develop in other career paths related to their degree.
BA students apply directly to the department through the one-step online application, after admitted to the institution.
No audition is required.
- For a student new to the institution: The theatre arts application should be completed following admission to the university, and one week prior to enrolling in courses.
- For a continuing CWU student: The theatre arts application can be competed at anytime.
BFA students audition/interview through our online pre-screening web-based program, GetAcceptd.com. Information on the audition/interview process can be found at the department website.
Students seeking a theatre minor apply directly to the department through the one-step online application, after enrollment at the institution.
Theatre Arts Core Requirements
Students in all theatre arts programs must earn a grade of “C+” (2.3) or higher in Theatre Arts Core Requirement courses.
Lab Component - Credits: 4
All theatre students completing programs which share the Theatre Arts Core Requirements are required to complete at least four (4) lab assignments.
Complete four (4) credits of the following:
Production Component - Credits: 3
All theatre majors are required to complete at least one backstage assignment.
Choose one of the following:
Theatre Arts Core Total Credits: 26
The musical theatre builds specific skills in production from a strong foundation of using the body as the artist’s instrument through singing, voice, and stage movement in the musical theatre style. Students choose from a range of courses, both introductory and advanced, from writing and movement, dancing, and voice. 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 performance application courses, designed to put theory into practice as part of Central Theatre Ensemble’s regular on-campus season.
A minimum grade of “B-” (2.7) in each course within Musical Theatre is required.
Required Courses Credits: 63
Movement Component - Credits: 12
Choose any of the following for a minimum of 12 credits.
Performance Component - Credits: 9
Repeat any of the following for a minimum of 9 credits.
Musical Theatre Credits: 84