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"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, a concentration in Theatre Education, and, through our partnership with Accademia dell'Arte in Tuscany, Italy, a Masters of Fine Art in Physical Theatre.
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MUW Humanities Faculty Member of the Year

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Theatre, BA

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

Theatre Program

Theatre Education

For those who wish to teach theatre in a K-12 setting, the state's first-ever bachelor's degree with an emphasis in theatre education is now available through the Department of Theatre at The W.

Theatre Education

Physical Theatre, MFA

The Master of Fine Arts in Physical Theatre is offered in conjunction with the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. The program 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.

Graduate Theatre

 COLUMBUS, Miss. -- David Carter, chair of the Department of Theatre at Mississippi University for Women, will discuss the creative process of designing theatrical sets Thursday, Sept. 7 at 12:30 p.m. in Summer Hall. 

 Carter’s gallery talk is in conjunction with “From Page to Stage: The Art of Set Design” exhibition, which he curated.

The exhibition shows the process of set design from concept to finished product. “Designers are creative problem-solvers. The goal of the designer is to make an idea tangible and to do so in a way that is both functional and intrinsically artistic,” said Carter.

Carter holds a degree in scene design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has been designing sets at The W since 2002. His designs for two of The W’s theatre productions, “On the Verge” and “Lysistrata,” are the focus of this exhibition. The creative process from initial sketches to finished models of set designs in the exhibition demonstrate the collaboration of the set designer with the director as both interpret the literary script.

“From Page to Stage: The Art of Set Design” will be on view at the Mississippi University for Women Galleries until Monday, Sept. 18th. The Galleries are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug. 31, 2017



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