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

Theatre Studies, BA

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A perfect choice for the theatre artist, the Theatre Studies, BA allows for advanced study in a variety of areas allowing students to become a well-rounded theatre artist who can go on to a focused study in graduate school or a variety of careers in the field. The theatre studies degree is also a great choice for the student who has a number of interests and needs the flexibility to explore several options.

The Department of Theatre Arts offers students a variety of emphasis areas to choose from to ensure that each participant receives specialized attention in the theatre discipline of their choice. By focusing on an emphasis, students can build skills and acquire the training to build strong resumes and portfolios in order to pursue professional jobs or advanced degrees.

Admission Requirements
Students applying to the major must submit a major application form.

Graduation Requirements
NOTE: Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single world language.

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, 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

Choose any of the following for a total of 8 credits:

Choose any of the following for a total of 3 credits:

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 11

Total Credits: 75

College and Department Information

Theatre Arts Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

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