Get the education you need to be an actor on stage, TV or film with a theatre arts major. Or, you can work behind the scenes on set design or costumes. If you have a flair for the dramatic and want to make a career out of that fact, this is the program for you. Design-savvy students will have plenty of opportunity to build sets, do stage makeup or practice sound design while they attend WOU as well.
Choose from B.A., B.S. or B.F.A
credits required for the Theatre Arts major
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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU
Sample four-year degree plan
- Integrate theatrical processes from play writing to post-production; connecting ideas, synthesizing techniques and transferring that knowledge to current theatre production and future production beyond campus
- Engage in creative thinking; synthesize existing ideas in original ways, characterized by a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking and risk taking
- Incorporate processes of exploring and analyzing theatrical works through literary, stylistic and cultural dimensions of theatre
- Costume designer
- Stage technician
- Drama critic
Theatre Arts minor
Want to learn acting, theatrical lighting or scenecraft? You can get an education in all three if you choose a minor in this program. In addition, you may explore costuming, international theatre and even directing when you enroll in those upper-division courses.