The Musical Theatre Program offers students the opportunity to study the individual art forms of Theatre, Music, and Dance, along with the core of the program which is the study of how the three relate and synergize to form the unique art of Musical Theatre. The program takes an intensive hands-on approach with emphasis on an organic process leading to a truthful and energized performance. General education courses also assist students as they make choices concerning their future. Musical Theatre is a demanding field often requiring more than four years of study. Based upon the individual studentís career objectives, the student may choose between the five-semester Associate of Fine Arts Degree and the four-semester Associate of Arts degree.
Musical Theatre Programs
The Technical Theatre program
at Western is a comprehensive study of the craft and art
of the visual and technological components of theatre. The four major areas of study are set,
lights, sound and costumes. A foundation of learning in the craft and technology is offered
prior to training in the artistic design of these four areas. Students in the program will have
ample hands-on learning opportunities in courses and in preparing the technical elements
of the collegeís annual theatre and dance season. Western is dedicated to maintaining high
quality facilities and providing state-of-the-art equipment for the students to work with. The
cross-training offered in the program facilitates well-rounded preparation for future careers.
General education courses provide a thorough liberal arts experience and prepare students for
transferring to four-year universities. There are two degrees for Technical Theatre students to
choose from. The Associate of Fine Arts Degree is five-semester program and the Associate of
Art Degree is a four-semester program.
Technical Theatre Programs
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