Department of Performing Arts
What can I do with a degree in Performing Arts?
In the Department of Performing Arts, you may study dance, music and theatre.
- Graduates in Dance are dance educators, professional dancers, choreographers and dance studio owners.
- Graduates in Music are professional performing musicians, music educators, studio musicians, private music studio teachers, music composers and arrangers and professional conductors.
- Graduates in Theatre are theatre educators, professional actors, theatre technicians, designers of lighting, sets or costumes and directors.
Almost 100 percent of our education graduates are offered teaching jobs their first year.
What will I learn?
- In dance, you will learn the art and science of movement, expressing every human emotion and awakening the same feelings in an audience. You choreograph your own dance concerts.
- In music, you will learn to teach, perform, understand and enjoy music, as well as how to use sound to convey and kindle human emotion.
- In theatre, you will learn the art and science of the stage -- the hard work and social consciousness that go into the temporary world of a play. You design and direct your own shows.
WSU is the only state school in Utah to offer a musical theatre major.
All performing arts majors learn and perform in the beautiful Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts.
- Bachelor's degree (major and minor)
- Music Performance
- Musical Theatre
- Theatre Arts
- Teaching degree (major and minor)
- Dance (minor only)
- Music - Choral
- Music - Instrumental
- Theatre Arts
- BIS emphasis
What is the application process?
Although there is no application deadline, we encourage you to apply early and register for classes. Contact the Department of Performing Arts for specific information or to schedule an advisement time.