Theatre Arts

Major in Theatre

Western's Theatre Arts program offers a number of degree concentrations in performance, production, education, design and technology.


Learn More about Majoring in Theatre

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Thank you for your interest in Western’s Department of Theatre and Dance.  We’re excited to meet you and learn about your passion for theatre and tell you all about ours!  The best thing you can do when looking for schools is to visit, meet the faculty and current students, sit in on classes, and if the timing works out, take in a free show.  We offer free complimentary tickets to prospective students and family for our productions, and we welcome you to observe any of our classes and meet the faculty.  At Western, students can create their own path in the study of theatre by selecting concentrations within the major and being as active in the department productions as you desire (with our mainstage faculty-directed season, Student Theatre Productions season, and other theatre clubs, you can do theatre here from zero to 24/7, the opportunities abound, so it’s all up to you).  Hope to meet you soon!
Rich Brown, Chair
Professor, Physical Acting and Devising

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Whether you are still exploring college options or have made the decision to join us here at Western, we are here to support your goals and aspirations! The Theatre Program welcomes students of all skill-level, interests, and major/minor status to take part in our classes and productions.

Want to knock out some GURs and maybe work crew on a show or two? Hoping to minor and explore opportunities in the field? You know you 100% want to major and jump right into course sequencing? Let's make it happen!

The best first step for any prospective or incoming student is to get in touch with me! My job here is to help provide information about the program, degree advising, and help connect you to resources around campus.

Head to my profile for all my contact info and office hours.

The faculty and staff here are committed to providing the highest quality education and space for artistic development within our craft. A Theatre degree provides the opportunity to collaborate with both peers and professionals, develop critical thinking and analysis skills, and a path to social justice and activism through art. We look forward to seeing what you can accomplish!

Ashley VanCurler
Program Coordinator