Explore the theatre arts program at UW-Eau Claire

Pursue your passions and earn your bachelor's degree in theatre arts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Our music and theatre program will provide you with a transformative learning experience that will allow you to pursue impactful learning opportunities. We will help you feel prepared and empowered through leading-edge curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and student-focused faculty.

Our theatre arts degree will allow you to study a variety of topics in the theatre arts so you can choose a career path that's right for you. UW-Eau Claire's music and theatre program provides a collaborative learning environment where students are a top priority and motivated to do their best.

Theatre arts - liberal arts degree scholarships and financial aid

Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds. There are currently over thousands of dollars in scholarships for students seeking a theatre arts - musical theatre degree from UW-Eau Claire.

Theatre arts - liberal arts scholarships

UW-Eau Claire offers many different scholarships to students for their success. It's one of our top priorities to create a compassionate environment that embraces differences and provides opportunities for everyone to thrive. An example of that is the Calvin King Quayle Theatre Scholarship. This scholarship offers $1,000 to new or continuing theatre arts students who show promise in theatre arts. Students with financial need are given first consideration. It is our goal to help students feel empowered with the right tools they need to reach their full potential.

Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.

Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire

Student support is one of our top priorities and we are here to help students and their families through the financial aid process. We strive to make the applications and payments as seamless as possible. Get in touch with our staff remotely or in-person through Blugold Central—our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. Our staff helps you learn how to pay for your education so you can get the most value out of your theatre arts degree.

Learn more about the financial aid process at UW-Eau Claire.

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Quick Facts

Theatre arts -program details
  • Program length: four years
  • Availability: campus

    *Can be taken as a comprehensive major (no minor required)
  • Theatre Arts, Liberal Arts
Student organizations
  • Concert Dance Company
  • None of the Above (NOTA)
  • The Players
  • Two to Tango Dance Club
  • United States Institute for Technical Theatre (U.S.I.T.T)

Theatre arts - liberal arts bachelor’s degree program highlights

Experiential learning and leading-edge curriculum. As a theatre arts major you will get to complete a core curriculum that introduces you to the fundamentals of theatre arts through courses in acting, directing, technical theatre, design, history, and literature. You will also have the flexibility to focus on topics in an area of emphasis or to study a breadth of courses in all areas of theatre. You will gain additional theatre experience by completing practicum in our shops and productions. UW-Eau Claire's theatre arts program strives to empower its students with the guidance and tools they need to reach their full potential.

Empowering and collaborative learning experiences. UW-Eau Claire's theatre arts program will prepare you for success through high-impact learning experiences. The theatre department offers four main stage productions, a Theatre for Young Audiences touring production, student-directed Short Play Festivals, the New Playwrights Festival, and a dance concert. Each of our productions take place in facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, including access to the theatre facilities at the Pablo Center. Our smaller class sizes allow you to work one-on-one with talented faculty and peers who share the same passions as you. UW-Eau Claire's music and theatre department provides you with a collaborative learning experience so you can create positive and meaningful connections across campus.


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What jobs can you get with a theatre arts degree from UWEC?

By earning a degree in theatre arts from UW-Eau Claire you will feel empowered and ready to take on any challenge. Ninety-seven percent of our grads are employed or continuing education after they graduate from UW-Eau Claire. Our music and theatre department will provide you with real-life and high-impact learning opportunities so you will feel prepared to do your best. 

Where are our theatre arts degree alumni now?

Theatre careers

The department of music and theatre arts is the reason I call UWEC home. The staff genuinely cares about my success and the students have become lifelong friends. I cannot imagine who I would be without the talented and inspiring individuals who make up this facet of the university and encourage me to do what I love.

Dana Strothenke, BA Theatre

Theatre bachelor’s degree program curriculum

UW-Eau Claire's theatre arts program will provide you with experience in theatre, acting, singing and dancing. Our theatre arts major also provides opportunities to learn about directing, costume design, and other theater-related topics such as light and sound workshops. Our theatre arts degree allows you to study a variety of theater subjects so you're able to pick a career path that you are passionate about.

Graduation requirements for a theatre arts bachelor's degree

Liberal Education Core (36 credits)
Theatre (36 credits) 
Introduction to singing (2 credits)
Dancing (2 credits)

View more in UWEC course catalog.

Graduation requirements for a theatre arts, comprehensive degree

Liberal Education Core (36 credits)
Theatre (46 credits) 
Voice and Diction (15 credits)
Introduction to singing (2 credits)
Dancing (2 credits)

View more in UWEC course catalog.

Top classes for theatre arts - liberal arts majors

Costume Shop
Modern Drama and Theatre
Light/sound shop

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