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Department of Theatre

Shakespeare"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players..."

If you see the world as the Bard did, then you've found the right place. The W offers a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and, through our partnership with Accademia dell'Arte in Tuscany, Italy, a Masters of Fine Art in Physical Theatre.

Undergraduate Program

Hone your craft under our expert faculty while learning the art of performance. Theatre Majors at The W study stagecraft, directing, acting, set and cosume design and script writing.

Learn more about the Undergraduate Theatre Program.

Graduate Program

The Master of Fine Arts in Physical Theatre is offered in conjunction with the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. Students must be admitted to the graduate program at MUW prior to enrolling in courses leading to the MFA degree.

The MFA in Physical Theatre combines the study of movement/dance, Italian language, vocal study, and music with the study of circus arts, the techniques of the commedia dell’arte, and contemporary mime/masks. The program will provide students with a high level of technical training for the actor, as well as a study of the aesthetic, historical, and social contexts of the commedia dell’arte. The degree emphasizes the “actor as creator” and creative autonomy to prepare students for solo performance. As a terminal degree program, students also may opt for a career in teaching.

Learn more about the MFA in Physical Theatre.

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