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Degree Type 
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Contact Name 
Christina Barrigan
Contact Phone 
Contact Email

The Theatre Arts: Design and Production BFA is designed to prepare knowledgeable, skilled graduates who will compete at all levels in an increasingly competitive field. Students will also learn to assess, explain, and interpret the many roles and responsibilities inherent in the world of the professional theatre artist.


Students have opportunities to build solid portfolios by completing main stage projects in their focus areas. Students choose from a range of courses, both introductory and advanced, from writing and drawing, to construction and sewing, while pursuing one of the following specializations: scenic design and technology, costume design and technology, lighting design and technology, sound design and technology, and stage and production management.

Why this program 

Professional opportunities abound in professional theatre and entertainment industries to include repertory companies, performing arts centers, regional theatres, touring companies, dinner theatres, film and television, theme parks, children's theatre and industrial films and shows.

More and more CWU grads are finding their way into some of the most prestigious graduate programs in the country, which will allow for even further advancement in the business. In the past five years the department has placed more than 20 graduates in MA and MFA programs throughout the country, most with full scholarships and assistantships.

Contact Information 
Dept. Chair
Possible Search Names 
design, production, theatre, set design, lighting

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