Stage & Screen Admission Requirements

School of Stage & Screen Programs have specific admission requirements.  Please refer to the particular degree of interest below. 

Audition dates for Fall 2016 admittance will be posted when they are available on the application forms. 

UNTIL THEN... Please feel free to submit your application (including audition videos, resume and portfolio) remotely from anywhere in the world via our ACCEPTD online portal at: .

NOTE: You must audition by the last posted audition date (TBA) in spring 2016 for Fall 2016 admission in order to receive full consideration for admission and scholarships. 

You also must be admitted to Western Carolina University.  Note: Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the School of Stage & Screen. 


B.A. STAGE & SCREEN: This degree is for the student that is interested in a variety of aspects of the industry; Theatre, Film, Design/Tech or Stage Management, but doesn't not wish to limit there studies to one specialized area.

B.F.A. THEATRE - Acting: This degree is for the performance student 

B.F.A. Theatre - MUSICAL THEATRE:  This degree is for the performance student with the addition of the voice and some musical components

B.F.A. FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTION: This degree is tailored for those students who want to be a part of film making, either writing, directing, producing, or any other hands on aspects of the making of film.

Entering freshmen may declare FTP as their major without applying first.  They must then apply during their first year no later than January 21, 2015 and be accepted into the program to continue in their sophomore year.  

AA and Transfer students and WCU change-of-majors cannot declare FTP without first applying and being accepted into the program.  It is recommended that they submit their applications no later than January 21, 2015 to be considered for admission in fall 2015.  FTP will continue to accept applications from AA, Transfers, and change-of-majors until April 1, 2015  for any remaining places.


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