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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2019-2020 Season


When the world is social distancing and our community is missing the art daily created at UCSB Theater/Dance, dance professor Monique Meunier wanted to provide an inspirational video.

Usually, the production team in the department specializes in bringing art to life. Today, they're creating masks for health care workers.

24 LAUNCH PAD alumni professional playwrights answer the call to energize spring quarter with a Zoom festival of monologues and short plays on Saturday, June 6, 2020. More details to follow.