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Theatre Department formed


SEPTEMBER 1982: Theatre had been an integral part of student life for Wesley College and United College since the turn of the century as an extracurricular activity.  Theatre activities were considered popular and important enough that a credit course in Theatre was offered through the Department of English in 1968.  Since that first course, the University had offered a Degree in Theatre as an interdisciplinary major drawing on several departments including English, Classics, French, and German.  The formation of the Department allowed greater program development and recognition of the degree it offered, and was uniquely devoted and specialized for a small liberal arts University with classes in directing, playwriting, and performance.

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