School of Visual & Performing Arts

Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts – Prospective Students

There are many ways for prospective students to figure out if WCSU’s Theatre Arts program is the right fit!

  1. Attend a show!  Prospective students and parents can be our guest to any of the shows that we produce. Our productions range from large-scale musicals, Shakespeare, as well as both classic and contemporary dramas and comedies. To check out the current Theatre Arts Season, click here.
  2. Schedule a “Shadow Day”! Prospective students in BA Performance, Management, Design/Tech, and Theatre Studies have the ability to sit-in on classes right here on campus.  Shadow classes include acting, costume technology, theatre management, history, or design/tech. In addition to classes, students on a “shadow day” can take a tour through our 98 million dollar facility.  You’ll get to see our state of the art performance venues, rehearsal rooms, computer labs, scenic arts and crafts rooms, and costume and scene shops. In addition to all of the above, there’s always plenty of time on a “shadow day” to get to know current students and discover if WCSU is the right fit for you. NOTE: “Shadow Days” can be scheduled for any student interested in one of our BA degree programs.  If you are a prospective BFA Musical Theatre student, “Shadow Days” are limited to students who have successfully made it through the audition pre-screen, and have either been accepted or waitlisted into the BFA Musical Theatre program.
  3. Email a professor!  There’s no better way to get to know WCSU than to have a conversation with one of our fabulous and hands-on professors.  Shoot an email to a professor in your area of interest, and let them know you’d like to learn more about Theatre Arts at WCSU!  A full list of our faculty with contact info can be found here!

For any further information, please email the Theatre Arts Department Secretary, Victoria Hunter at hunterv@wcsu.edu.

 

Upcoming Recruitment Events:

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2022

Join us on Sunday, October 30th for our annual Super Sunday event with the Department of Theatre at WCSU! All high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend this free eventAt Super Sunday, you will get a look at our facilities including our state-of-the-art 98-million dollar Visual and Performing Art Center, take workshops with our esteemed faculty in your area of interest, get to know our current students, and see a matinee of our mainstage musical Bat Boy: The Musical for free! Learn more about Super Sunday here.


 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2022

This date is the first of our in-person auditions for the BFA Musical Theatre Program this year.  Prospective Students must have first passed a pre-screen digital audition to reserve an in-person audition appointment.  More information about the BFA Musical Theatre audition process can be found here.

 


 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2023

This date is the second of our in-person auditions for the BFA Musical Theatre Program this year.  Prospective Students must have first passed a pre-screen digital audition to reserve an in-person audition appointment.  More information about the BFA Musical Theatre audition process can be found here.

 


 

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2023

This date is the third and final in-person audition date for the BFA Musical Theatre Program this year.  Prospective Students must have first passed a pre-screen digital audition to reserve an in-person audition appointment.  More information about the BFA Musical Theatre audition process can be found here.