A career in the theatre can be your ticket to a career in a variety of exciting and creative professional opportunities. These jobs can have you starring on-stage or working in a number of creative and exciting positions that are crucial for stage productions to be successful. Many people take their talents to big cities while others thrive in community productions; but your education will help you pursue your passion wherever it takes you. Western Carolina University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts is a truly immersive experience that will prepare you for work in all areas of the theatre.

What You'll Learn

The B.F.A. in Theatre prepares students with classroom learning augmented with hands-on experience in professional settings. Students have the opportunity learn their craft in state-of-the-art facilities from an accomplished and innovative faculty. Students will take courses like History of the Theatre; Intro to Design for Stage and Screen; Directing; Production; Dramatic Literature and Criticism; and Acting for the Camera. Students will also have the chance for internships and other practical experience opportunities.

Where You'll Go

A career in theatre can take you across the world and bring your imagination to life in your community. Jobs including acting, set production, directing and a variety of other creative professions. There are also opportunities for graduate level studies that can lead to a career teaching the skills you are passionate about. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the average salary for postsecondary teachers (art, music, drama) is $75,350.

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