A professionally oriented, terminal degree, it is designed to be a transition between collegiate training and the professional theatre and related careers. The program at Western Illinois University integrates the theoretical with the practical by combining technical preparation and intellectual endeavor with intensive application in designing, directing, and performing in theatre productions in the academic year.
Why Theatre at Western Illinois University?
- The graduate curriculum requirements offer both depth and breadth in areas of specialty and additional opportunities for electives in theatre and the arts.
- Students receive intensive application in the dynamic production program and are mentored on auditions and portfolio preparation.
- There is a strong program of Stage Combat at Western. Students can take numerous courses in combat and earn certification in armed and unarmed combat. We have one of the best theatre armories in the country.
- Bard at the Barn showcases “unrehearsed Shakespeare” performance techniques in the fall and at other events during the year.
- The department has gained national recognition for its students’ performance and presentations at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival and the American College Dance Festival.
- The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre
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- Stage Combat: Unarmed
- Graduate Technical Theatre Practicum
- Rehearsal Techniques
- Independent Projects in Directing
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
- National students - rolling admission
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- Applicants for admission to the School of Graduate Studies must hold a bachelor's degree from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate U.S. Department of Education regional institutional accrediting agency.
- Applicants usually apply for admission to a degree program simultaneously with admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
- If the applicant meets the minimum admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, a copy of the application materials is forwarded to the program of interest for consideration.
International13830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13830 USD per year during 12 months.
National13830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13830 USD per year during 12 months.
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