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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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Upcoming Performances


To read the statement from our Chair, Irwin Appel, click above.

To read the message from Chancellor Yang, click above.

To read our health and safety event protocols, click above. 


Earlier this month, the winners of the 2022 BroadwayWorld Santa Barbara Regional Awards were announced, and we are thrilled that our department was represented among the winners!

Under general direction of the Technical Director the Scene Shop Manager oversees scenic, painting, and properties areas related to the department’s season of theater and dance productions.

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Academic Personnel Coordinator / Chair's Assistant staff position open for applications. Apply today! Application review begins Friday, January 20.