Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies

About the Theatre Studies, BA

If you are interested in the world of theatre, consider our Theatre Studies, BA. From performance, design, technical skills, to theatre history and criticism, we aim to illuminate the artistic, intellectual, and practical aspects of theatre. The coursework is designed to let you guide your study and challenge your creativity and analytical skills, as well as shape theatre artists and academics to make meaningful contributions to the field of theatre studies.

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Why Study Theatre at CWU?

Through projects and productions through the program, you'll get a hands-on experience to apply knowledge and enhance your skills.

Our faculty, rich with theatre industry experience, are more than educators. They are your mentors, your guides, and your sounding boards, providing constructive feedback and insights of the industry and academic backbone of theatre. 

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How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

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

A Theatre Studies degree opens the door to diverse career paths. You can pursue careers utilizing your comprehensive understanding of theatre, its cultural significance, and storytelling.

  • Theatre Education: With your knowledge, consider a profession as a theatre educator, teaching theatre studies, dramatic literature, or acting at educational institutions, community centers, or private theatre schools.
  • Dramaturgy and Literary Management: Specialize in dramaturgy and literary management, working with theatre companies or arts organizations analyzing scripts and collaborating with directors, playwrights, and production teams.
  • Theatre Criticism and Journalism: As a graduate, you can pursue careers in theatre criticism, writing reviews, articles, or features for print or digital publications. You could contribute to theatre blogs, magazines, newspapers, or work as a freelance journalist covering theatre events and performances.


Lights, Camera, Performance

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.

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