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Theatre

Fast Facts

Students

BFA Performance Majors as of fall 201232
BFA Design Majors as of fall 201328
BFA Musical Theatre Majors as of fall 201340
BA General Studies Majors as of Winter 201321
Minors as of winter 201322
Declared Theatre Arts Pre-Majors as of Winter 201354
  
Theatre Arts Majors/pre-majors pursuing degrees through
the William O. Douglas Honors College
45
Theatre Arts Undergraduate Degrees
awarded in 2012-13
35
Percentage of freshman applicants admitted to BFA
programs 2013
31.5%
Average class size for Theatre major's classes12
Student to faculty ratio spring 2010 in
Theatre Arts
7:1
Average HS GPA of Theatre freshman 20123.13
Average SAT score of Theatre Arts  freshman 2013

Verbal 553
Math 508
Comp 1061
(ACT 22)

Average HS GPA of all CWU freshman 20123.07

 

Specialized techniques incorporated in performance training:
Rasaboxes, View Points,  Susuki

Specialized software incorporated in design and technical training:
VectorWorks®, Boutique®, SFX®  QLab® 

Recent Awards of Distinction Earned by Theatre Arts Students:

  • Student receives Kennedy Center National Recognition: DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
  • Student invited to the O’Neill Theatre Center Critic’s Institute intensive
  • Student winner of the KCACTF National Critic’s Institute
  • 19 students cast in regional musical summer theatre companies
  • 25 students performed in Bulgaria and Italy tour
  • 2 students cast in international musical theatre company
  • 2 Students invited to National KCACTF in Critic’s Institute
  • Student invited to National KCACTF in Stage Management
  • Student invited to National KCACTF in Costume Design
  • 2 Students invited to National KCACTF in Sound Design
  • Winner NWDC Costume design
  • Winner NWDC Makeup design
  • 5 Students pursue degrees nationally recognized MFA programs in Performance
  • 6 Students pursue degrees nationally recognized MFA programs in Design
  • 1 Student pursue degrees nationally recognized MFA program in Management
  • 4 Students pursue degrees nationally recognized PhD programs
  • 6 Students complete performance internships with Disney
  • 2 Farrell Scholarships for artistic projects with tuition waivers
  • 4 Regional KCACTF Playwriting awards
  • 3 Invitations of Student written plays to KCACTF Regional Festival
  • KCACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for Scenic Design
  • 4 times KCACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for the Lighting Design
  • 2 times KCACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for the Property Design
  • 3 times KCACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for the Sound Design
  • 2 KCACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for the Stage Management
  • 2 student plays produced off campus, one in Canada
  • Winner CWU summer graduate research grant
  • Winner CAH graduate research grant

How CWU Theatre Programs Compare to Other Washington Institutions
 
 
 
How CWU Theatre Program Admissions Compare to Other Washington Institutions
 
 

Faculty
  • Faculty holding highest degree in the field 73.3%
  • Faculty and staff who have worked professionally 100%

Recent Awards of Distinction Earned by Theatre Arts Faculty:

  • Crystal Apple for Teaching Excellence: for “having a positive impact on teacher preparation and CWU pre-service candidates”
  • 3 international conference presentation invitations
  • 6 times KCACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for Scenic Design 
  • 5 times KCACTF Certificate of Merit for the Direction 
  • KCACTF Certificate of Merit for the Musical Direction 
  • CAH Faculty Artistic Achievement Award 
  • 5 times KCACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for the Lighting Design
  • 2 times Production chosen as production to compete at the KCACTF Region VII festival 
  • KCACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for Ensemble Collaboration 
  • KCACTF Certificate of Merit for Dr. Betty Evans One Act Play Festival
  • Faculty selected as one of Dramatist Magazine’s “Fifty (Playwrights) to Watch”
  • KCACTF Certificate of Merit for Dialect Coaching of Hard Times
  • Contribution for Improvement to State Government
  • Washington State Thespians - Service Above Self Award
  • College of Arts and Humanities Distinguished Chair Award 
  • KCACTF Regional Nomination for Summer Faculty Fellow

 

Department Memberships and Awards:

  • AEA - Actors Equity Association 
  • AFTRA - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
  • SAG - Screen Actors Guild 
  • Society of American Fight Directors Recognition as Actor/Combatant Rapier & Dagger, Broadsword, Quarterstaff, Unarmed
  • United State Institute for Theatre Technology
  • Kennedy Center Gold Medal of Excellence