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    Extraordinary Times

    Training students in the face of adversity, while prioritizing safety.

  • Find Your Scene

    Award-winning training at a public university price.

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    Co-stars and Friends

    Your castmates and classmates will become lifelong friends as you work and play together onstage and off.

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    National Recognition

    Our productions earn frequent accolades and our alumni are featured on stage and screen nationwide.

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    Innovative Space

    Students gain hands on experience designing, building, performing and collaborating in cutting edge facilities.

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    See a Performance

    Introducing the 2021-2022 season!

Find your scene.

At WMU, you’re more than a student ID number. You are an individual--with talents and goals that we are eager to help you develop and explore. You'll work with faculty and staff to craft an experience that satisfies your curiosity, advances your interests, and develops you personally as well as professionally. You'll leave Kalamazoo with practical experience and tools for personal and artistic success, connected to a network of successful and generous alumni in every corner of the entertainment industry.

Find your scene

Why WMU?

  • Conservatory-style training at a public university price.
  • Undergraduate only: so it's you working from day one.
  • 8-10 main stage productions.
  • Career building travel and study abroad opportunities.
  • Direct engagement with theatre, film and television professionals from around the world.
  • Personalized, experiential learning.