As a theatre arts student at Wilkes, you’ll pursue preprofessional training with a focus on acting/directing, design/tech or dance. Become a well-rounded theatrical artist who can discover career opportunities on the stage, big or small screen, or emerging online outlets.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Major, Minor||On Campus||121 (18 for minor)|
Why Study Theatre Arts at Wilkes?
Performing arts students at Wilkes enhance their creative abilities through an integrative approach to theatre practice in the context of a liberal arts education.
Our small, repertory company-sized department provides robust, hands-on experience as soon as the first semester on campus. Explore the classics, Broadway-style productions, relevant modern plays, dance concerts and innovative works.
What Will You Learn as a Theatre Arts Student?
- Gain a solid foundation through hands-on experience in all facets of theatre, while you enhance your talents and skills through the focus of your choice: acting/directing, design/tech or dance.
- Interpret and develop an understanding of theatrical texts while exploring techniques including improvisation, diction, dialect and stage movement. Accept feedback with confidence and use it to enhance your growth as a theatre artist.
- Through class, lab and production experience, learn to work as part of a team to bring performances to the stage.