The Department of Theatre and Dance offers emphases in Acting, Design and Theatre Technology, Musical Theatre, Secondary Education and Youth Drama. We also offer a Dance Option within our BA in Theatre degree. Performance opportunities include six main stage faculty-directed productions, three touring productions, and over 20 student-directed productions including plays, musical theatre, dance, puppetry, improvisation, comedy, and creative drama.
The award-winning faculty provides theatre majors with superlative training within a broad liberal arts context. Students may take courses in acting, voice and movement, dialects, directing, choreography, design and theatre technology, the history, theory and criticism of drama and theatre, youth drama, secondary school certification, playwriting, storytelling, puppetry, ballet, theatre dance (jazz and tap), aerial dance, and musical theatre. Students interested in performance, technical, and historical aspects are trained to step into professional careers. The program affords means for independent study and internships, special projects, and active personal involvement in lecture and laboratory classes with the possibility for integration with other departments. To assist with financial needs, the department awards scholarships to undergraduates each spring.
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