Theatre Arts

Areas of Study

Program Features

  • Professional Resident Faculty
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival Participation
  • Yearly New York City Showcase, "WCSU Off-Broadway"
  • Children's Theatre and Community Outreach Programs
  • Workshops with N.Y. Stage, TV and Film Professionals
  • Internships possible with New York City and Connecticut Regional and Professional theatres.

New Visual and Performing Arts Center

This stunning new facility is home to a 350-seat theater, a 125-seat studio theatre, a 350-seat concert hall, an art gallery, a recording studio and state-of-the-art rehearsal, classroom and studio art facilities.

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Theatre Arts Student Testimonials


"WestConn has given me the impetus and creativity to pursue a career in theatrearts design."
Paulo Seixas, B.A. '02
M.F.A. theatrearts Design, Brandeis University '05


"The expertise I acquired at WestConn gave me the tools I needed to excel in my chosen field."
Dawn DiFranco, B.A. '95
Company Manager, Sesame Street Live


"The training I received at WestConn has been priceless to me in the professional world.  Performing in the New York Showcase and at the Edinburgh Festival has given me an understanding of what it takes to make it happen and was a great preparation for my M.F.A.  I now work full time in theatrearts in L.A. I've booked a national commercial, several appearances on daytime television, and principle roles in several films."
Vinnie Roca, B.A. '99
Designer and Actor


"WestConn theatrearts is about so much more than the classroom.  The training I received helped me develop the drive to pursue theatrearts as a career.  The caring faculty made me understand the commitment, discipline and self-motivation needed to succeed in New York."
Katharine Poklemba, B.A. '02


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