Feed The Artist In You At CWU
Whether you are a student, full-time theatre teacher, a teacher who loves theatre, or a professional working in the various areas of theatre the Summer Institute for Theatre Arts has something to offer you. Established in 1996 by the Theatre Arts Department of Central Washington University as the Drama Teacher's Summer Institute, the program was specifically designed for teachers. Since then, more than 500 teachers, representing more than 20 states and eight nations, have attended the Institute, learning new skills to take back to the classroom, making life-long friends and networking with other theatre artists and educators from across the nation and the world.
The Department of Theatre Arts is proud to expand the services and courses designed to benefit theatre professionals on all levels who are seeking professional development through enrichment courses. Classes are presented in comprehensive seminars ranging from three to 18 days, annually from lateJune through July.
Expand your horizons through enrichment courses offered this summer at the Summer Institute for Theatre Arts. Courses offered summer 2012 for enrichment:
TH 510 Theatre Theory, Literature, and Criticism I
Jul 9 - 29 Enrollment for enrichment students begins May 1
TH 521 Integrating Drama into the Curriculum and Program Development
Jul 9 - 18 Enrollment for enrichment students begins May 1
TH 536 Advanced Movement: Stage Combat
Jul 20 -29 Enrollment for enrichment students begins May 1
TH 541 Graduate Directing II
Jun 24- Jul 7 Enrollment for enrichment students begins May 1
TH 565 Costuming Methods
Jul 9 -18 Enrollment for enrichment students begins May 1
TH 568 Lighting Methods
Jun 27 - Jul 7 Enrollment for enrichment students begins May
Master's Degree in Theatre Production is currently on reserve and will not be accepting applications for the upcoming summer
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Comments from our students:
I have had an awesome summer. My last two classes were exceptional! Masks & Directing 1. Honestly, I kind of came into this summer thinking I didn't really want to direct shows anymore. But after Directing 1, I am excited to start the year.
For me it's a chance to talk to experienced drama teachers and get ideas for plays to produce. These things, along with the day to day mechanics I'm picking up, are things I can use in developing my program and that will help my students.
I am looking forward to summer session with you all this year. You have no idea how much I have learned and how many doors have opened because of your program.
I took Design Methodologies this summer and came away with different ways to think about design ideas that were inspirational. Exploring Drama in the Classroom gave excellent ideas for taking many types of literature and making it come alive through movement and vocal work.
It's so nice to see the CWU Facebook page with all the postings. The program was the best educational experience I could have asked for. I miss the faculty and theatre colleagues: such a wealth of resources.