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The BFA course work includes intensive study in children’s theatre; the practice of puppetry as a theatrical art form; and educational and creative dramatic activity as methods of learning and self-development for children. WVU’s Puppet Mobile tours the region while children’s theatre productions provide hands-on experience and performance opportunities.

Career Profile

Our puppetry graduates work for Walt Disney, Grey Seal Puppet Company, Little Who Productions, Puppet Pizzazz, the Houston Children’s Festival, Theatre West Virginia, the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Holden Puppets, Kids on the Block and Nashville Sesame Street Live Touring.

Sample Course Schedules

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

Freshman Year

THET 160 Theatre Fundamentals THET 191 First-Year Seminar - CCA THET 103 Stagecraft THET 106 Costuming Lab THET 113 Stage Management Principles

Senior Year

THET 401 Capstone Experience THET 220 Fundamentals of Lighting HUM 109 The Italian Renaissance THET 404 Playwriting THET 460 Contemporary Drama

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.

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