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UWL Theatre Program Named Best in Wisconsin!

Click the link above to read about OnStage Blog choosing UWL as one of the best theatre programs in the United States.  The listing of all 50 programs can be found here.

Announcing:  NEW DANCE MINOR

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Dance Minor Announcement

Curriculum/Degree Requirements

The Theatre Arts curriculum allows concentrations in six distinct areas of study (listed below). Students can choose to major in one theatre emphasis area while minoring in another, thus enhancing their educational opportunities and professional marketability.

  • General Theatre Studies
  • Design/Technical (scenic, lighting, sound, costume, etc.)
  • Performance 
  • Music Theatre 
  • Stage Management 
  • Arts Administration 
  • Dance (minor only)

For more information about curriculum requirements and descriptions, visit the links below:

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THA 260/360 Requirements

THA 260/360 courses are required of all theatre majors each semester beginning the first semester of their freshman year (THA 260) and every semester thereafter (THA 360). Theatre minors are required to complete a minimum of 3 credits in THA 360 taken over at least two productions. THA 360 is not required during the semester a theatre major is completing a capstone project (THA 490).THA 260/360 courses enable students to get credit for hands-on experience working in the theatre. Students may get THA 260/360 credit in a variety of theatre areas including:

  • Performance
  • Scenic, costume/make-up, sound or lighting 
  • Scene shop, costume shop, or light shop, technical direction
  • Stage manager or assistant stage manager
  • Running crews (light/sound board, props, costume, etc.)
  • House manager, box office assistant, publicity, lobby display, dramaturgy, etc.
  • Other specific assignments for a particular production.

Assignments will be made and posted on the call boards by the end of the first week of classes each semester. Students will have an opportunity to request specific assignments at the first Major/Minor meeting. Every effort will be made to grant student requests while still balancing each season and creating the broadest range of opportunity for each student. Students are responsible for checking the assignment sheet and meeting with the appropriate faculty member as assigned.

Course grades will be based on the criteria below. Failure to fulfill any of these responsibilities may result in failing grade.

  • Meet with your supervisor within a week of the THA 260/360 assignments.
  • Complete the course assignment to the satisfaction of your immediate supervisor.
  • Attend all Major/Minor meetings each semester.
  • Attend all Theatre Arts productions (including children’s show)
  • Attend all Theatre Arts Department production strikes.
  • Participate in end of the year student evaluations.
  • Auditions:
    • Performance/Music Theatre students must audition for each department production.
    • Design/Technical/General Studies/Management students must audition for at least one production each academic year.
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Calahan Skogman, Theatre Performance (Class of 2016)
Matthias, Shadow and Bone (Netflix)

"Among the many seasons in my journey as an actor, my time spent with UWL Theatre was not only the most special, but the most important.  The program offered me incredible opportunities and instilled in me a profound belief in myself as a young artist.  It was there that I was fostered by my first theatrical family, and I am forever grateful." Alumni Spotlight--Calahan Skogman Calahan Skogman, Theatre Performance (Class of 2016) Matthias, Shadow and Bone (Netflix) "Among the many seasons in my journey as an actor, my time spent with UWL Theatre was not only the most special, but the most important. The program offered me incredible opportunities and instilled in me a profound belief in myself as a young artist. It was there that I was fostered by my first theatrical family, and I am forever grateful."
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Class Assignment--Lighting Design Class, taught by Mandy Kolbe Lighting Design Class Class Assignment--Lighting Design Class, taught by Mandy Kolbe
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Camille Foss (Class of 2022) focusing lights for the production of Love/Sick in the Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall. Focusing Lights Camille Foss (Class of 2022) focusing lights for the production of Love/Sick in the Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall.
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UWL Theatre faculty, Megan Morey, welding scenery for the production, The Revolutionists. Welding in the Scene Shop UWL Theatre faculty, Megan Morey, welding scenery for the production, The Revolutionists.
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UWL Theatre's Green Room.  Each year, graduating theatre majors "paint a brick" in the Green Room to commemorate their time at UWL.  Is yours in this photo? Green Room Memories UWL Theatre's Green Room. Each year, graduating theatre majors "paint a brick" in the Green Room to commemorate their time at UWL. Is yours in this photo?
UWL Theatre student, Nina Fredrickson, sewing costumes for the productions of Love/Sick and The Revolutionists in the costume shop. Costume Shop UWL Theatre student, Nina Fredrickson, sewing costumes for the productions of Love/Sick and The Revolutionists in the costume shop.
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Students have opportunities to work in the scene shop building sets, painting, designing props, etc. Student Building Scenery Students have opportunities to work in the scene shop building sets, painting, designing props, etc.
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UWL Theatre faculty, Ben Golden, works with a student to prepare and focus lights for the production of Love/Sick in Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall. Focusing Lights UWL Theatre faculty, Ben Golden, works with a student to prepare and focus lights for the production of Love/Sick in Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall.
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