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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Upcoming Performances

2019-2020 Season


The Head of Playwriting, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, premieres new play The King of Hell's Palace in London's Hampstead TheatreThe play runs September 5 to October 12, 2019.

The Department of Theater and Dance is beyond proud to announce the 55th Anniversary Season. For more details please click HERE.

Incoming freshman and transfer student auditions are on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:30 am in the Performing Arts Lobby. Pre-registration is required. You can pre-register HERE. For more information click HERE.