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Theatre, BA


May 24, 2022

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The theatre program offers extensive coursework in theoretical and practical aspects in the are of making theatre. Theatre students acquire a broad understanding of theatre as a liberal art and a strong sense of self. Students develop the competitive skills with which to pursue professional or graduate work.


As a theatre major, you will take classes such as:

  • Stage Lighting
  • Directing
  • Theatre Management
  • Costume for the Stage
  • Shakespeare


Theatre Education Concentration

For those who wish to teach theatre in a K-12 setting, The W is home to the state's first-ever bachelor's degree in theatre education. You will take teacher training courses in addition to coursework in theatre, acting, and stagecraft. Upon graduation, you will have earned a secondary education license in the State of Mississippi.


Number of working actors in the U.S. by 2026 (12% growth) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Highlights

  • Small Classes - most are under 20 students
  • Transfer-Friendly University - apply your community college courses toward a bachelor's degree
  • Personalized Advising - Faculty work with you one-on-one to schedule classes that meet your career goals



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