- Major: Theatre
- Degree Program: Theatre
- Program Web Site
- College of Creative Arts
- Degree Designation: Bachelor's (B.A.)
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 BA 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 BA 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.
To be admitted to WVU as a Theatre major, students must meet all requirements of Undergraduate Admissions.
Auditions for the program are not necessary unless students would like to be considered for scholarships.
Typically, the BA 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.
English Language Proficiency
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. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.
Prospective students should apply online at:
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The School of Theatre and Dance and its programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.