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BFA IN PUppetry 

The BFA course work includes intensive study in children’s theatre; the practice of puppetry as a theatrical art form; and educational and creative dramatic activity as methods of learning and self-development for children. In addition to a broad-based curriculum in theatre studies, students work under the direction of a faculty member to operate a complete puppetry theatre with comprehensive study in a variety of construction, manipulation, historical study, and performance techniques. The School’s Puppet Mobile tours the region while children’s theatre productions provide hands-on experience and performance opportunities.


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In Fall 2021, the Puppet Program will be creating another short video series. This time with wacky adaptations of tales from Aesop’s Fables. The three fables include: The Lion and The Mouse, The Fox and The Crow and The Tortoise and the Hare. The video series will feature the talents of WVU students.

Puppetry graduates work for the following prestigious companies:

  • Walt Disney  
  • Grey Seal Puppet Company  
  • Little Who Productions, Puppet Pizzazz  
  • Houston Children’s Festival  
  • Theatre West Virginia
  • T he Pittsburgh Children’s Museum  
  • Holden Puppets
  • Kids on the Block
  • Nashville Sesame Street Live Touring
  • Animax Designs/Victory Hill Entertainment

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