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Applying to the Theatre Program

Admission into any Theatre Arts degree program follows acceptance into Central Washington University from an accredited secondary school program, community college or four-year institution of higher learning.

Community College transfer students are encouraged to meet with the department at the end of their first year of college study to discuss transfer options into the various programs offered at CWU.

Admitted CWU students seeking admission to the Theatre Arts are encouraged to submit a Pre-Major Application while working toward fulfilling the requirements of admission and/or auditioning  into the programs.

Applying for the
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs

Application Process
Admission to the BFA is by audition/interview only.

Applying for the
Bachelor of Arts (BA) General Studies Program

BA - General Studies Application
Pre-admission Requirements

Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year of college/university study or two years of high school study of a single foreign language.

A cumulative grade point average of 2.7 in the pre-admission requirements courses must be achieved with a minimum grade of “C+” (2.3) in each course. The applicant must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all other collegiate study.

Students who have met all the above requirements will be admitted unless the number of eligible applicants exceeds available space. In that case, acceptance will be acceptance will be competitive, based on a selection index.

    TH 107 - Introduction to Theatre Credits: (4)
    TH 144 - Foundations of Acting Credits: (3)
    TH 166 - Theory of Play Production Credits: (3)

Once the pre-admission courses have been completed, the student should make an appointment with the department where they will  deliver the completed  program application application, take the department intake examination, and meet with the department chair.

Admittance to the
Theatre Minor

Theatre Minor Application

The minor is obtained by completing 30 hours of theatre courses as outlined in the catalog listing. Minors must have the discipline to become very involved in the program so faculty members have an opportunity to work with the student in production.  Emphasis is placed on gaining the skills required for future employment, in and outside of the theatre.

The student should make an appointment with the department to meet with the department chair and declare their minor.