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THE SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  There will be a Celebration of Life for our beloved Dr. Richard (Dick) Welsbacher Saturday, July 25 at 11:00 AM in Wilner Auditorium on the WSU Campus.  For more information, see the obituary from the Sunday Wichita Eagle.  A memorial in his name has been established as The Dick Welsbacher Memorial for WSU Performing Arts Angels at the WSU Foundation.


On behalf of the School of Performing Arts - home of outstanding programs in Dance, Theatre Performance, Design and Technical Theatre and Musical Theater - welcome to our website. The Wichita State University School of Performing Arts is known for its quality productions as well as the level of discipline and professionalism that is present in each facet of the educational process. In other words, we put on a good show - but we also know what it takes to make that show happen!

We hope that you will browse through our site and find something that interests you! From our photo archives, to our casting announcements, to the list of this year's upcoming shows - there is plenty of information about the kind of training and “one on one” mentoring that occurs between students, faculty and staff.

Whether your goal is to become a Stage Manager, Costume Designer, Dancer or Actor, we can help you achieve that goal. Please contact us for more information. We hope to see you at one of our exciting productions soon - don't forget to stop by the Season page to learn more!

Department Videos

PNG ImageBe sure to check out our promo videos for more information: 

Theatre Program - video

Musical Theatre Program - video

Dance Program - video