Theatre Design and Technology
The BFA in theatre design and technology introduces students to all aspects of the theatre. Students must demonstrate a talent and ability in more than one area of the art form. Training also involves active participation in the production program and the opportunity to design fully produced main stage production.
The program is designed for students who intend to pursue further graduate study in theatre, a professional theatre career, or who choose to enter a related profession where design and technology skills are highly desirable.
Sample Course Schedules
Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.
Freshman YearTHET 103 Stagecraft THET 160 Theatre Fundamentals THET 104 Stagecraft Lab THET 191 First-Year Seminar - CCA ENGL 101 Composition And Rhetoric
Senior YearTHET 460 Contemporary Drama THET 494 Sem: Advanced Programming THET 428 Scene Painting THET 302 Directing THET 301 History of Western Theatre
By the Numbers
Facts and figures that make this major unique:
- The School of Theatre and Dance produces 6 main stage shows each year.
- Ten shops and laboratories provide hands-on learning for School of Theatre and Dance students.
- Average class size in the School of Theatre and Dance is 15.
- About 10,000 patrons see School of Theatre and Dance performances each year.
- The WVU Creative Arts Center includes five performance spaces, including the 1,444-seat Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre.
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.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.