Academics

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are being accepted now. Application information can be found here. If you have questions, please contact the department at (269) 387-5360.

Western Michigan University's national award-winning Department of Theatre offers extensive opportunity to develop your artistry in a vibrant and challenging theatre community.  With degrees in acting design and technical production, stage management, music theatre performance and arts management/theater studies, we are committed to professional level training.  The Western theatre experience includes master classes with nationally recognized guest artists and one-on-one training with faculty. We offer national and international travel opportunities and participation in conferences and showcases. All of these experiences are designed to complement the core program by taking academics far beyond the classroom.

 Our alumni are working.  Whether they head to graduate school, pursue internships or enter directly into the industry, they are extremely successful in their pursuit of their dreams. This is the result of committed faculty, strong curriculum and connection to the profession that ensures our students are prepared to meet the theatre world.

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