The Department of Theatre & Dance educates students in the contemporary practice of theatre and dance within a liberal arts curriculum. True learning requires excitement. For students excited by theatre and dance, our programs offer a path to intellectual growth and development surrounded by things they love. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the Department provides a broad-based education that integrates physical, vocal and technical performance technique with the intellectual skill and training necessary for life long learning.
At the undergraduate level, the Department of Theatre & Dance offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre. Within the degree, there are five tracks. They are: Acting/Directing, Musical Theatre, Design/Technical, Pre-Teaching and Dance Theatre. The five tracks share a core curriculum of theatre arts courses while allowing students to extend study in their specific field of interest. Undergraduate students from other majors may also share in our interdisciplinary activities by choosing to minor, or concentrate, in theatre or dance.
At the graduate level, two programs are offered. The Master of Science in Teaching (MST) in Theatre offers teaching certification through a BA/MST program, consisting of the Pre-Teaching Track in the BA program and the MST Theatre Education program in the College of Graduate and Continuing Education. The Master of Arts (MA) in Theatre: Arts Administration is a new, online Masters program offered through the College of Graduate and Continuing Education.