Five performers celebrating; on the left hand side one man is holding one woman in a cradle; text that reads "We are always looking for new folks to get involved in our productions. All majors welcome!"
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Welcome to the Department of Theater and Dance!

The Department of Theater and Dance fosters an inclusive, 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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We are seeking our next Technical Director! The budgeted hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $29.55 to $32.63/hr.

November 2 | Author Jisha Menon in conversation with a research focus group to discuss her recent book, Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in Urban India.

The Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a position to teach a text/scansion class during spring quarter, 2024. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.