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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Returning for its seventh year, The Odyssey Project partners incarcerated teens at Los Prietos Boys Camp with UC students through a theatrical collaboration. Supported by a team of artists and mentors together they re-write Homer's epic Odyssey using their own life stories.

Our alumni Derion Loman performed with the dance company Diavolo on America's Got Talent! Watch the performance here!

After being a runner-up at the GRAD SLAM, Eric wins a prestigious Dean's Prize Teaching Fellowship. Only one Dean's Prize Teaching Fellowship is given out each year in all of Humanities and Fine Arts and this is the first time a student from the Department of Theater/Dance wins one.