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Associate of Arts Degree

Seize the opportunity to act, write, direct and work behind scenes in all length productions. Exercise creative skills in an encouraging, artistic environment. Study techniques to refine the intricate craft of acting and other creative areas. Explore acting, direction, writing and technical theatre. Receive the individual attention required to grow within the complex art and build a foundation for future creative works.

Focus on artistic development and enhance collaboration, confidence and self-discipline. Develop communication, problem-solving and leadership skills that are applicable on and off stage. This dynamic two-year degree is valuable to a variety of career opportunities both within and outside of the theatre realm.

Course Credit
OSHA 10-hour Generla Industrial Safety .5
Acting I 3
Intro to Stage Design 3
Theatrical Backgrounds Drama I 3
Theatrical Backgrounds Drama II 3
Professional Practices in Theatre 1
Stagecraft 3
Intro to Stage Lighting 3

Students must choose 8 credits from the courses below:

Course Credits
Scene Painting I 3
Acting II 3
Voice and Diction 1
Intro to Theatrical Costuming 3
Drafting for Design 3
Stage Makeup 3
Auditioning 1
Directing Practicum 1

Students must choose 3 credits from the courses below:

Course Credits
Production Crew I .5
Production Crew II .5
Theatre Practice 1
Rehearsal and Performance 1

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Arts 3
Humanities 3
Personal Finance Planning 1
Lab Science 4
Mathematics 3
Oral Communications 3
Physical Education 1
Social Science 3
Freshman Seminar 1
Wellness 1


Students must complete 2 credits of Co-Curricular general education courses throughout two of the following different Co-Curricular areas: 

Course Credits
Co-Curricular Cultural Activities 1
Co-Curricular Community Engagement 1
Co-Curricular Professional Experience 1
Courtney Olson Talks Theatre

I've always loved to sing and when I started acting I enjoyed doing both. I would love to sing and act profesionally. ”

Courtney Olsen

Drew as hamlet with gravedigger

I was honored to be chosen as Hamlet; it’s a benchmark role when it comes to male leads in theater.

Drew Thornton

Meet our professors

Joey West

Instructor of Theater