Grow your self-expression through an age-old and complex art form.

Explore the fundamental concepts and practices of theatre through hands-on experiences and individualized mentorship. At Westfield State University, you can customize your theatre arts degree with one of three tracks of study: Theatre Studies, Performance, or Design/Technology. Develop a comprehensive skillset tailored to your creative interests and goals, with opportunities to pursue acting, directing, design, and writing to help you prepare for a career in theatre or graduate studies.

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  • 3

    tracks of study

  • Faculty connected to New York City’s theatre scene

  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival participation

Faculty guidance to shape your success.

Experience an immersive learning journey that integrates academic rigor with practical industry exposure. Our faculty, deeply embedded in the thriving theatre communities of New York City and New England, offer personalized mentorship and internship support. Receive individualized guidance on applications, portfolios, and pathways for careers in theatre, ensuring a seamless transition into your chosen field. 

Multiple theatre arts majors performing in a stage production at Westfield State University.

Get student support from start to finish.

Experience comprehensive support at the Center for Student Success and Engagement. Whether you’re navigating the college transition to earn your theatre arts degree, seeking academic advice, honing study strategies, or accessing various resources, our dedicated programs are ready to assist you.

Learn from theatre professionals and showcase your skills on a regional scale.

Engage with professional productions and industry experts through guest speakers, class excursions, and flagship events like the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), to foster invaluable connections and display your talents on a regional stage.

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Please reach out with any questions you have about the Theatre Arts Department. We are happy to connect with you one-on-one. 

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Chair – Theatre Arts Department
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