The BFA Acting Program is competitive with the best university acting programs in the country, both in intensity and in class time devoted to acting training.
Upon graduation students either enter into the profession immediately or are admitted to a high-caliber, graduate training program. Our alumni are successful artists, performers, educators and teachers.
Sample Course Schedules
Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.
Freshman YearTHET 191 First-Year Seminar - CCA THET 160 Theatre Fundamentals THET 144 Fundamentals of Acting THET 104 Stagecraft Lab THET 103 Stagecraft
Senior YearTHET 441 Advanced Vocal Techniques 2 THET 443 Advanced Stage Movement 2 THET 445 Advanced Acting Studio THET 447 Studio Scene Study 2 THET 352 Acting the Song
By the Numbers
Facts and figures that make this major unique:
- A typical Acting student will perform in as many as 15 productions in his or her time at WVU.
- Seniors in the Acting program present a Bachelor of Fine Arts Showcase in New York City for talent agents, casting directors and theater companies.
- The School of Theatre and Dance produces 6 main stage shows each year.
- 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.
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.