Theatre Degrees

The Theatre Program offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre with the opportunity to specialize in one or more of the following concentrations:WWU's BA Theatre Program Named Top Ten by OnStage

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Dramatic Writing
  • Educational Theatre
  • Musical Theatre
  • Stage Management
  • Costume Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Scenic Design

To declare your major in Theatre, please visit the Department of Theatre and Dance Office located in PAC 395.

Theatre Minor and Theatre Education

Students can also pursue a minor in Theatre or a teaching endorsement, which is offered in conjunction with the Woodring College of Education.

The following are central to the undergraduate degree in Theatre:

  • Knowledge of major works of dramatic literature from a variety of diverse cultures.
  • Knowledge of the history of theatrical production - its styles, conventions and social context -- from the ancient Greeks to the present.
  • Knowledge of the means by which theatrical production is realized.
  • Knowledge of the role of theatre in forming the past, present, and future of society.

In addition, students completing a degree in Theatre will possess:

  • The ability to analyze and interpret dramatic literature and performance from the standpoint of a designer, performer, director, playwright, or critic.
  • The ability to safely and effectively use the tools and equipment basic to theatre production and design technology.
  • The ability to communicate with an audience through at least one of the components of the theatrical arts.
  • The ability to function effectively as a member of a collaborative team in the preparation and realization of a public performance.

Assessment of these competencies is accomplished through a final evaluation of each student. This examination may take the form of a performance project, the presentation of a written thesis, or submission of a design portfolio. Since the theatre arts comprise many fields, advanced projects will vary from student to student.