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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Performance, BFA

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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 Requirements
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.

Program Requirements
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.

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.

Admission Requirements
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


Literature Component Credits: (8)

Choose any of the following for a minimum of eight (8) credits.

Movement Component Credits: (10)

Choose any of the following for a minimum of ten (10) credits.

Performance Component Credits: (9)

Choose or repeat any of the following for a minimum of nine (9) credits.

Performance Credits: 75

Total Credits: 101

College and Department Information

Theatre Arts Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

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