Theatre: Theatre Studies

Western Michigan University's theatre studies program combines studies in theatre with broad preparation in the liberal arts. As a student, you will master the fundamentals of acting, directing, history, design and technology. You may use theatre electives to concentrate further in other specific areas of interest.

This concentration is designed for current WMU theatre students whose academic pursuits require a flexible program of study. You must make application to the department advisor for admission to this concentration following the completion of 36 hours of study, 15 of which must be in theatre.

Beyond the classroom

As a theatre studies student at WMU, you will be expected to participate in the production program each year.

You will have many other opportunities to become involved in theatre at WMU. You can work on the main stage or Footlights productions, become involved in theatre outreach, perform in the touring companies, or be cast to direct class scenes or any number of student-produced shows.

You can multiply your experiences and abilities in all areas of theatre by joining organizations such as the U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology and Theta Alpha Phi National Honorary Drama Fraternity.

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in theatre studies are working as:

  • Musicians
  • Actors
  • Dancers
  • Teachers

Among the organizations they work for are:

  • Theatres
  • Entertainment venues
  • Movie companies

Career Outcomes

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo

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