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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 Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre prepares students with classroom learning augmented with hands-on experience in professional settings. With three concentrations, Acting for Stage and Screen, Musical Theatre or Entertainment Design and Technology, students have the opportunity to 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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