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The School of Theatre & Dance has the advantages of a large university 
with the one-on-one attention that only a close-knit artistic home can offer. 

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The West Virginia University School of Theatre & Dance has all the advantages of a large university with the one-on-one attention that only a close-knit artistic home can offer. From acting to scenic design and technology, theatre students at WVU are immersed in our production-oriented, pre-professional training program with a rigorous curriculum and artistically diverse performance opportunities balanced within the context of a liberal arts education.

Applications are still being accepted for the 2019-20 academic year. Those interested in scholarships must apply by April 1.

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2019-2020 Season Announcement!

We have announced our next season! Head over to the "Our Season" page to get the scoop!

2019-20 Season! 

Calendar

For ticketed events, call  304-293-SHOW or visit  ticketmaster.com to purchase your seats. 
Curiosity Series Discovery Series Emerging Artist Series
Full School of Theatre & Dance Calendar

Back Fork: a Feature Film Set in West Virginia

Cathy O'Dell and David Selby, both WVU STAD alumni and seasoned film actors, are featured in a new feature film titled "Back Fork".The film is written, directed and starred in by Josh Stewart, a WV native himself. The new film tackles addiction in West Virginia and gives a gritty look at the very real problem our state is facing. 

Read more on "Back Fork" here!


WVU Summer Academies

Summer Dance Academy offers students in the Teen and Teacher academies on campus housing and the opportunity to earn college credit in both these programs. ACCESS, college or Professional Development credits are available. We pride our  program in fostering a one-on-one training environment with high quality dance instruction, in an inclusive, friendly and safe environment on the campus of WVU. 

Summer Acting Academy is a one-week professional theatre training program for young actors who wish to explore and develop their skills in all areas of performance.  Open to students of all levels of theatre experience, our program provides quality training for the beginning actor, as well as advanced level study for the young actor with previous experience.   


Summer Dance Academy Dates:
June 23 - 29, 2019

Summer Acting Academy Dates:
The Young Academy (ages 7-11)
June 17 - June 21 
The Teen Academy (ages 12-18)
June 16 - June 22 

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