Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Production

About the Design and Production, BFA

In the Theatre Design and Production degree, you will study elements such as theatrical lighting, sound reinforcement, costume construction, and technical direction. You'll work with classmates on productions and participate in design and technology courses, witnessing firsthand the transformative power of the backstage arts on theatre. We believe your curiosity and creativity will come alive as you create sets, costumes, and props essential to storytelling!

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Why Study Theatre Design and Production at CWU?

We believe in the power of collaborative learning.

Our courses are a shared adventure through the many facets of theatre production. Together, we'll explore everything, reinforcing a team-oriented approach. At CWU, you'll join a vibrant community of fellow theatre artists. We learn together, create together, and celebrate each other's successes.

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How much does this program cost?

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Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.

Careers and Opportunities

Our Theatre BFA program prepares you with the skills, knowledge, and artistic versatility to pursue successful careers in the performing arts industry.

  • Set Designer: Prop and set design courses will give you the skills you need to succeed as a set designer, creating visually captivating sets for theatrical productions and collaborating with directors to bring artistic concepts to life.
  • Sound Designer: You could pursue a career as a sound designer, responsible for executing the sound elements of a production. You will design sound effects, music cues, and amplification to enhance the overall production quality.
  • Technical Director: You can work as a technical director, managing technical crews, coordinating with designers, and ensuring the smooth execution of technical elements during rehearsals and performances.


Production Begins Here, With You

The Central Theatre Ensemble, the production wing of the Theatre Arts Department, produces several shows each season, both on the main stage and in a studio (workshop) setting. Among the main stage offerings each year are a variety of performances including the annual musical theatre production. 2023 featured the Broadway darling “Into the Woods.”

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Theater Arts Department

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