Encouraging students with an interest in American professional theatre, Webster University teaches Acting majors to become great performers, leaders and visionaires in theatre arts.
Acting students have the opportunity to perform in University productions each term and complete liberal arts electives to earn a well-rounded education in the BFA degree program. The Conservatory of Theatre Arts produces a season of six plays and one dance concert annually. Undergraduate students are accepted into the program by interview or audition.
The productions at Webster University are performed, designed and constructed by students using each of three performance spaces: the Virginia Browning Main Stage at the Loretta-Hilton Performing Arts Center -- home of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the Emerson Studio Theatre below the main stage and Stage III located in Webster Hall.
Partnerships with World-Class Cultural Institutions:
- Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis are located on campus and perform in the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts.
- The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Dance St. Louis collaborate with Webster University on curriculum and productions.
- Webster University is the only American university that has a partnership with the internationally-acclaimed Vienna Academy of Fine Art.
Acting Academic Programs
To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list: