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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.
2019-2020 Season Announcement!
We have announced our next season! Head over to the "Our Season" page to get the scoop!
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 -
The Teen Academy (ages 12-18)
June 16 -