Wilkes University

Theatre Arts

Wilkes University's Theatre Arts Program offers excellent training

in acting, directing and technical theatre, with generous opportunities for performance. The program is flexible and allows the possibility to pursue a double major, to develop interests in other fields, or to concentrate electives in a specific area.

What sets our program apart from others

is that we're small enough to really get to know you and large enough to challenge you. Our performance opportunities throughout the year include four mainstage shows (two of which are musical), faculty- and student-directed black box shows, an opera workshop, and numerous chorus and dance productions.

     As a Wilkes Theatre Arts major you'll have flexibility

to explore your interests in the fields of theatre, music, art, and dance. You can also combine your degree with studies in other majors. Because we realize that artists may have several areas of interest and talent, our program allows for the training of actors who dance, dancers who direct, directors who design, and technicians who act.

In addition, guest directors and designers bring fresh ideas and opportunities to our program -- and you. Our annual series of guest-artist workshops touches on subjects that range from movement techniques to censorship issues in the arts.

Our Theatre Arts graduates are successful.

Wilkes University aims to educate the whole person and strives for personal as well as professional success. With a well-appointed facility, a strong curriculum, caring faculty, and a welcoming environment, students find Wilkes a perfect place to develop their talents and uncover some they never knew they had.

Our Theatre Arts Program has been consistently recognized.

by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Excellence in Directing, Stage Management, Ensemble, Sets, Lights and Costumes. Students have also attained individual acting honors.