Theatre Arts

Get the education you need to be an actor on stage, TV or film with a theatre arts major. Or, you can work behind the scenes on set design or costumes. If you have a flair for the dramatic and want to make a career out of that fact, this is the program for you. Design-savvy students will have plenty of opportunity to build sets, do stage makeup or practice sound design while they attend WOU as well.

I’m also a minor!

Choose from B.A., B.S. or B.F.A

credits required for the Theatre Arts major

students enrolled in the Theatre Arts program

students per class on average in the Theatre Arts program


of master's degree can be completed as an undergrad at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Integrate theatrical processes from play writing to post-production; connecting ideas, synthesizing techniques and transferring that knowledge to current theatre production and future production beyond campus
  • Engage in creative thinking; synthesize existing ideas in original ways, characterized by a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking and risk taking
  • Incorporate processes of exploring and analyzing theatrical works through literary, stylistic and cultural dimensions of theatre

Career opportunities

  • Actor
  • Playwright
  • Costume designer
  • Stage technician
  • Drama critic

Theatre Arts minor

Want to learn acting, theatrical lighting or scenecraft? You can get an education in all three if you choose a minor in this program. In addition, you may explore costuming, international theatre and even directing when you enroll in those upper-division courses.

credits required for the Theatre Arts minor



NTT Assistant Professor, Theatre/Dance
503-838-8879 | | RA 103


NTT Lecturer, Theatre/Dance


Professor, Theatre/Dance
503-838-8417 | | RA 106


Associate Professor, Deptartment Head, Theatre/Dance
503-838-8739 | | RA 107


Professor, Division Chair, Theatre/Dance
503-838-8593 | | RA 101


Professor, Theatre/Dance
503-838-8433 | | RA 104


Events Manager for Rice Auditorium/Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre/Dance


Technical Director, Theatre/Dance, Theatre/Dance
503-838-8861 | | RA 112A

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Phone: 503-838-8310

Box Office Phone: 503-838-8462


Location: Rice Auditorium (RA 105)