WPU offers one of the few BFA programs in North Carolina. Here, students become artists under the guidance of experienced professionals with real-world acting experience who love to mentor. WPU offers a variety of programming and plenty of opportunities to perform both on campus and off.
Theatre at WPU
I chose William Peace University because I love downtown Raleigh. I also chose it for the BFA Musical Theater Program. It's one of the only BFA programs in downtown Raleigh, and I really wanted to major with a BFA.
The other degrees we have are BA Theater for Performance or Education and BA Arts Administration.
Scholarships through the Theater Department are available to all majors. We offer a priority scholarship to folks who apply early and if they're part of the BFA program, also audition early.
We are here to train students that want to become artists to get trained by professionals and an intimate mentorship setting.
My directors and my teachers and my voice teachers, they know who I am, they know what pieces are gonna fit for my voice. Where to push me to grow and become a better actor and a better person.
In addition, we offer a really big variety of programming for such a small school.
Whether you're a freshman or a senior, you have the opportunity to work on-stage off-stage. We do large shows, we do smaller intimate works, masterclasses, workshops.
In the audition room, I know what I have to offer and I feel confident in what I do have to offer thanks to the training I have received here. Through my internship as well, I'm able to network and make connections.
We have a great relationship with the city that we're in. Raleigh is a thriving artistic city. So our students do professional internships we bring in guest artists.
Students that leave early in Peace University, sometimes move to New York and immediately start their careers on the stage. Other folks go into education or administration.
We're really proud of the work that our artists that we've trained have gone on to do in the world.
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