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"The stage is not merely the meeting place of all
the arts, but is also the return of art to life."

- Oscar Wilde

The Theatre Program offers the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre for those who wish to enter the profession or for those who wish to prepare for graduate school. Also offered, is the Bachelor of Arts in Education, with an endorsement in Theatre, for those who wish to teach grades 4-12. Minor degrees in Dance and in Theatre are also available. This program is designed to thoroughly prepare the student for all aspects of theatre. The range of elective courses permits the major a small amount of specialization within the curriculum, but the primary intention of the curriculum is to achieve a broad fundamental preparation in theatre, with the belief that specialization is the proper pursuit of graduate study. In addition to classroom studies, the program offers valuable "hands-on" experience in virtually every phase of theatrical production, whether it be acting, directing, singing, costuming, or a myriad of technical and design skills. Each major is expected and required to be available to work in some aspect on every production in the program's season.

Each University season is chosen for balance and variety. Productions range from classical and modern plays and musicals to new works. Plays are produced in the University Theatre, a well-equipped theatre, opened in 1972.

The theatre is located in the university's College of Fine Arts Complex, in close proximity to the Music, Art, and Film departments. Students are encouraged to supplement their theatre studies with exploration in other fields. This will help the student better understand theatre as an art form, as a field of study in the liberal arts, and as an area of human activity and endeavor with a long history that affects us every day.All theatre faculty participate in, and are available for, advising with classes and registration.


EWU Musical Theatre Vocal Competition 
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 4 pm

@The EWU Music Building Recital Hall

Click here for Online Registration!


$150 1st prize, $100 2nd prize, $50 3rd prize


·Ages: Competition is open to all high school or homeschooled students, ages 14-18.

•Song Requirements: 1 Broadway or Off Broadway Song.  Accompanist will be Henry McNulty, EWU Graduate and Spokane Civic Theatre Music Director. No Audio tracks or a cappella  please.   Song must be 6 minutes or less and cannot be changed once submitted. Scan and email sheet music in pdf format at the time of application to either or  Deadline is midnight February 26, 2019.  Late pdf's will not be considered and application fee will be forfeit.

•Fee: $25 non-refundable registration fee. No refund of application fees due to cancellation by the applicant will be allowed.   

•Registration Deadline: Midnight on 2/23/19. Competition will close at 20 applicants. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Click here for Online Registration!

Competition is open to the viewing public.  


What are the degree options?

What can I do with my degree?

Graduates with Bachelor of Arts degrees are traditionally employed in a variety of careers. Graduates of Eastern's Theatre Program have become professional actors, dancers, arts administrators and theatre technicians in scenery, lighting, properties and sound design, as well as working in public relations, sales, management and other careers which require daily person-to-person contact and effective self-presentation. Recent Eastern graduates have also been successful in being accepted in graduate programs across the country in theatre and other related fields. Many are also engaged in teaching at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
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