DANBURY, CONN. — The theater program at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury received another accolade earlier this month on the heels of earlier recognition by the New York Times and Collegedegreeresearch.net.
OnStage, a Connecticut-based blog dedicated to "promoting theater from Broadway to your hometown,: slotted Western’s Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts program as one of the nation's 10 best in a piece published on Feb. 19.
“It’s very rare to find a state university commit as much to the theater arts as WCSU has in the past couple years,” said Chris Peterson, OnStage editor-in-chief.
Peterson cited the new $97 million Visual and Performing Arts Center as part of the university's commitment.
“The tuition is quite reasonable for a state institution and given the quality of the program and the facilities you can work in, I’d say this is a steal.”
The rest of OnStage's list includes James Madison University, the University of Alabama, the Catholic University of America, Muhlenberg College, Drew University, Wesleyan University, Bennington College, Pepperdine University and Willamette University.
The recognition comes after a New York Times article published in October citing the center as part of a migration from New York to Danbury and the center placing ninth on Collegedegreesearch.net's list of “Amazing Campus Arts Centers.”
Peterson's rankings can be found at this link.
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