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Majors

Theatre

The WVU School of Theatre and Dance offers an intensive training program for students who possess outstanding passion, talent and dedication to their personal artistic growth and development.

The bachelor of arts in theatre offers a broad-based program of study combining a liberal arts education with a general theatre curriculum. Typically, the B.A. student in Theatre is one who chooses not to specialize in any one area of the art form but prefers to keep as many educational options open as possible.

Future educational and career plans often include specialized study in a graduate program or a career in one of the many fields related to the performing arts. The B.A. student may also pursue a second major and/or minor in other disciplines. Students often choose to double-major with fields such as music, English, political science or journalism, for example.

Career Profile

Typically, the B.A. student in Theatre prefers to keep as many educational options open as possible. For many graduates, future educational and career plans often include specialized study in a graduate program or a career in one of the many fields related to the performing arts. An education in theatre is also an excellent background for graduate study in theatre, law, political science, literature and other fields.

Sample Course Schedules

Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.

Freshman Year

THET 112 Orientation to the Theatre HUM 101 Introduction to Western Civilization 1 THET 105 Costuming THET 106 Costuming Lab THET 144Fundamentals of Acting

Senior Year

THET 361 Classic Theatre to 1650 THET 461 Creative Dramatics THET 293 Special Topics THET 401 Capstone Experience THET 144 Fundamentals of Acting

By the Numbers

Facts and figures that make this major unique:

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

WVU is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

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