Students can currently choose to major or minor in theatre at WLC. Students who are considering a major in theater should realize that the program demands a great commitment of both time and energy. The department offers an opportunity to pursue a solid training program within a liberal arts setting. This requires many hours of study and work in the classroom, shop and theater. A good deal of the production work done occurs during the evenings and on weekends. The department also participates in the American College Theatre Festival, affording students the opportunity to attend and participate in the regional festival every January.
Courses within the department afford training in the basic demands of the discipline--physical and vocal flexibility, acting and directing technique, technical and design skill--as well as the opportunity for advanced study, practical production experience, and off-campus professional internships. The liberal arts requirements enable the student to better understand the moral, intellectual and political context in which the theatre artist practices.