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Kalamazoo,MI 49008
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Bachelor of Arts in Theatrical Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre Performance

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Technical Production

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Management

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting


Here, you’re more than a student ID number. You are an individual—with talents and goals that we are eager to help you develop and explore. Why WMU? Conservatory-style training at a public university price. 8-10 main stage productions. Career building travel and study abroad opportunities. Direct engagement with theatre, film and television professionals from around the world. And unlike many other theatre programs, we are an undergraduate-only department. That means it will be you onstage, backstage, designing the sets, lights, and sound, acting the major roles, and gaining the experience you need to go on to the country’s best graduate schools, or head out right away to begin your career.

Notable Alumni Include:

Faculty Info: Joan Herrington, Jay Berkow, Brian Boyer, Cheryl Bruey, Emily Duguay, Lofty Durham, Deb Gambino, Dwandra Nickole Lampkin, Mark Liermann, Kate MacKenzie, Garylee McCormick, Patrick Niemi, Dave Nofsinger, Elizabeth Terrel, Kate Thomsen, Kathryn Wagner, Lisa Wales, Ed Walker, D. Terry Williams.

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