Bachelor of Arts
Why should I choose UWG's Theatre program?
- Accredited through the National Association of Schools of Theatre
- Access to faculty working in the industry
- Access to industry standard sound, lighting, costume and scenic equipment
- Acting studio with a sprung floor; Computer Aided Design Lab, Lighting Lab, Sound Recording Studio, large scene shop, costume shop
- Access to guest artists from across the country
Are there any special opportunities available?
- At least one play written by students produced in our season each year
- At least one play directed by students produced in our season each year
- Travel to conferences and scholarship events (faculty-guided student research)
- Practical experience in all facets of theatrical production
- Contact with theatre professionals who serve UWG theatre as guest artists and workshop facilitators (casting, stage combat, acting, make up application, etc.)
- Internship program
What can I do after graduation, graduate school and job-wise?
- Training for work in professional theatre and studies in graduate school
- National guest artist contacts
- Strong contacts with Atlanta-area theatres (The Alliance Theatre Company, The Horizon Theatre, PushPush Theatre)
- Strong Alumni contacts
- Problem-solving skills learned in the theatre to work in business, education and non-profit areas.
What kind of student organizations, clubs or honorary societies can I join?
- West Georgia Theatre Company
- Improv Troupe
- Alpha Psi Omega
What kind of facilities and equipment will be made available to me?
- Classrooms, Offices, Rehearsals: Martha Munro building
- Acting Studio: contains a sprung floor for movement, dance, combat choreography rehearsals
- Computer Aided Design Lab: contains Vector Works, Pattern Maker, Poser, Stage Management software
- Drafting/Design Lab: contains a lighting lab, drafting tables
- Rehearsal and Performance: Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
- Main Stage proscenium theatre, seats 455
- Black Box flexible seating theatre, seats 120 (Richard L. Dangle Theatre)
Does the faculty specialize in certain areas?
- Organizational memberships: Actors’ Equity Association, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Georgia Theatre Conference, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Association for Integrative Studies, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
- Offices Held: President, Association for Integrative Studies; Region W Chair, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival; Theatre Executive, National Association of Schools of Theatre; Past President, Georgia Theatre Conference; Past Vice President of Programming, Georgia Theatre Conference; Chair, College/University Division, Georgia Theatre Conference, Literary Manager, Horizon Theatre Company
- Areas of interest: Performance Studies, Women on stage and screen, Great Depression era theatre, Musical theatre, playwriting, dramaturgy, Southern theatre, stage management, interdisciplinary studies, directing, design, nontraditional and colorblind casting