Theatre Arts

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.

I’m also a minor!

Choose from B.A., B.S. or B.F.A

credits required for the Theatre Arts major

students enrolled in the Theatre Arts program

students per class on average in the Theatre Arts program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Learning outcomes

  • 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

Career opportunities

  • Actor
  • Playwright
  • 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.

credits required for the Theatre Arts minor

Faculty

JENNY AMPERSAND

NTT Lecturer, Theatre/Dance
ampersandj@wou.edu

XINYUE CHEN

, Theatre/Dance
chenxi@wou.edu

TED DECHATELET

NTT Assistant Professor, Theatre/Dance
503-838-8879 | dechatet@wou.edu | RA 103

SCOTT GRIM

Professor, Theatre/Dance
503-838-8417 | grims@wou.edu | RA 105

SANDRA HEDGEPETH

Associate Professor, Deptartment Head, Theatre/Dance
503-838-8739 | hedgepes@wou.edu | RA 107

DAVID JANOWIAK

Professor, Division Chair, Theatre/Dance
503-838-8593 | janovid@wou.edu | RA 101

KENT NEELY

Professor, Theatre/Dance
503-838-9253 | neelyk@wou.edu | RICE 106

MICHAEL PHILLIPS

Professor, Theatre/Dance
503-838-8433 | phillipm@wou.edu | RA 104

RYAN WRIGHT

Technical Director, Theatre/Dance, Theatre/Dance
503-838-8861 | wrightr@wou.edu | RA 112A

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8310

Box Office Phone: 503-838-8462

E-mail: janovid@wou.edu 

Location: Rice Auditorium (RA 105)