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Studying Theatre Arts at Weber State

Whether you're interested in teaching, acting, design, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, technical expertise, technology, management or any other theatre path, our program offers a wide array of courses and practical experience that will prepare you for a career or further education.

Theatre Arts Highlights

Home to one of Utah’s largest theatre venues, plays developed at Weber State University, such as “Mockingbird” by Julie Jensen, have gone on to be produced across the country and to win national awards and recognition.

Weber State hosts a play reading series with access to brand new theatre works and interviews with the playwrights.

Beyond the Classroom

Whatever your particular interest in theatre arts, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills in theatre as you act, develop your own productions and work with theatre professionals.

Flo Bravo

Class of 2015

“A theatre education from Weber State opens as many doors as you let it. Thanks to my training, I’ve been invited to workshop new plays with artists from all over the country.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

At Weber, you’ll develop strong foundational skills in all aspects of theatre so that you are prepared to be employed as a lifelong artist no matter what twists and turns life throws you. Students learn to be inventive, manage projects and work with limited resources. Theatre also teaches you about the human condition, how to deal with very different people and that hard work has its rewards. Alongside developing your own unique voice as an artist, you will learn collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking.

What You Can Do after Weber

Theatre arts graduates have worked on Broadway, in regional and children's theatres, on cruise ships, in theme parks and in film and television. Our design, technical and management students are employed throughout the country.

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for theatre arts graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ...
(Source: utahfutures.org)

Faculty Perspective

  • Jenny Kokai

    “Weber State University Theatre is a dynamic, cutting-edge program that views each student as an individual, helping them enhance the talent they have and discover talents they didn’t know they have. We’re not interested in cookie-cutter types, but in helping students become dynamic, innovative voices who will be the future of the art form.”
  • Catherine Zublin

    “I have had the pleasure to design costumes and mentor student designers for more than three decades. I made theatre at Weber State University my career because of my talented colleagues and my open-minded students. Together we have created live theatre that has transported audiences through time and across the world.”
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