Welcome to the Department of Theatre Arts

In the Department of Theatre Arts we know you will do something great, extraordinary, and outstanding.

About the Theatre Arts Department

With the support and knowledge from our dedicated faculty of teachers, artists, performers, and scholars, you are sure to succeed. We offer degrees with a variety of specializations to ensure that you receive attention in the areas you desire. You will build skills and portfolios to propel you into professional jobs and graduate programs.

Facilities & Rentals

Facilities and rentals information for the Theatre Arts department

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Productions & Events

Current Productions

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Apply Theatre Program

Apply Theatre Program

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Summer Courses

Taking Summer Classes is Easier than Ever

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Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships

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Undergraduate Courses

Why Study Theatre at CWU

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Theatre Scholarships

Scholarships and Program Admission Auditions/Interviews

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Student Resources & FAQs


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About Us

Faculty and Staff

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Why Study Theatre at CWU?

Our department produces several shows every season, both on the main stage and in studio workshops. These opportunities put classroom theory into practice and prepare you for future employment and internship opportunities. You are also encouraged to pursue off-campus experiences like teaching young, eager actors or stealing the show in community productions.

Degree Options

Our graduates find success after completing their degrees because of our reputation for excellence in education and production.


  • Theatre Studies, BA
  • Musical Theatre, BFA
  • Theatre Design and Production, BFA
  • Theatre Performance, BFA


  • Theatre Arts MA, Theatre Production Specialization

Minors & Certificate

  • International Theatre Experience Certificate
  • Dance Performance Minor
  • Entertainment Technology Minor
  • Non-profit Organization Management Minor
  • Theatre Arts Minor
Learn more about our degree options through our Program Finder.


For general university admissions information, contact the Office of Admissions. For advising information, contact the Academic Advising Center.

Learning the Performing Arts

Room to Perform

We support our students through multiple performance venues and practice spaces. Studio 119 serves as a classroom and rehearsal space, fully equipped with light and sound. McConnell Auditorium and the Milo Smith Tower Theatre provide a space for the culmination of your hard work, with the former seating 750 and the latter 200+!

Drama Teachers Unite

Our department hosts the Summer Institute for Theatre Arts every year—specifically designed for teachers. More than 500 teachers, representing more than 20 states and eight nations, have attended, learning new skills spread the theatre arts and networking with other theatre artists and educators from across the nation and the world.

CWU News

CWU selects new executive director of Institutional Effectiveness

September 21, 2023


State of the University address scheduled for September 29

September 20, 2023


New exhibit to open September 28 at Sarah Spurgeon Gallery

September 18, 2023


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Theater Arts Department

McConnell Hall Room 102