Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the country. This free service makes it easier for prospective students by showcasing programs searchable by schools, location, degrees and concentrations.
With the new school year in full gear, BWW has updated the fully-interactive Student Show Calendar with 2011-2012 student productions. We have also made it easy for schools to upload photos, videos, cast lists, articles and other media content for each of their shows. In addition, BWW will be combing through all content regularly and will launch weekly feature stories highlighting productions locally and nationally that have provided us with this extra content.
Today, BroadwayWorld shines a spotlight on the Theatre Department at William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina! A bold mission statement greets visitors to the Theatre Department's website: 'Empowering Students for Careers in Theatre'. Through its intensive and comprehensive curriculum, William Peace University firmly believes in equipping its students with the tools, connections, and know-how required to thrive in the field of professional arts.
Students enrolled at William Peace have the option of pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre or the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. In addition to general courses in performance, theory, and history, the BFA in Musical Theatre program offers private voice lessons while students enrolled in the BA program participate in studio dance and acting classes. Specialized courses include stage combat, acting for the camera, period styles, dialects, and audition techniques amongst others. Opportunities at William Peace include travel to artistic hubs around the world (London, New York and Las Vegas) where students take master classes with renowned teachers and performers and are exposed to the day-to-day workings of professional ensembles.
The department's production season produces four shows per year, a comedy Improv show and also hosts performances by the school's musical theatre ensemble 'Bound for Broadway'. Past shows include 'Cabaret', 'Jane Eyre', and 'These Shining Lives'. Next up is the BFA Showcase which will feature the talents of the BFA program's students. The show runs from April 18 to 21. For more information and tickets, click here.
To learn more about Theatre studiets at William Peace University, visit http://theatre.peace.edu/
Congratulations to students and faculty in the Theatre Department on your successes and continued hard work!
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Photo courtesy of William Peace University.