Welcome to the Department
of Theater and Dance!

The Department of Theater and Dance fosters a vibrant and stimulating environment that encourages creative self-expression and critical thinking.  Undergraduate programs include intensive, conservatory-style training for actors and dancers, as well as general degrees with a focus on Dance, Design, Directing, Playwriting, Theater and Community and Theater and Performance Studies.  The department's nationally recognized and highly ranked graduate program offers a diverse array of interdisciplinary approaches to performance research within a global orientation.  The department provides a lively forum for faculty to integrate teaching and research, at the cutting edge of their areas of expertise.

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The Department of Theater and Dance is currently recruiting for an Undergraduate Advisor. For primary consideration, apply online by May 21.

We are very proud that our grad student Eric Jorgensen was chosen out of 71 grad students as a runner-up at the UCSB Grad Slam! 

After hugely successful series of the events at the UC Santa Barbara Radical Bodies continues to live on in New York.