Department of Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance students dress rehearsal Dance's production of "Men on Boats" in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts.

The Department of Theatre and Dance engages emerging artists, scholars and audiences dedicated to sustaining and innovating the performing arts. Our department offers diverse programs that integrate rigorous training, critical understanding, and impassioned creation supported by close faculty mentorship and developed in collaboration with internationally recognized guest artists.

Experiential Learning

Our department’s experiential learning opportunities provide students with the chance to deepen their understanding of the world beyond the classroom.

  • Add international experience to your resume by studying abroad in one of our programs in China, England, Ireland or Romania
  • Polish your artistic talents and skills in our world-class facilities, workshops and studios
  • Perform, design, or choreograph for plays, musicals, dance concerts and experimental productions


We train students for professional careers in the performing arts and educate thoughtful individuals eager to engage in global, 21st-century discourse. Our alumni regularly work in film, television and on stage and pursue advanced degrees at prestigious graduate programs. Recent graduates have appeared in "Black Panther," "Pippin," "Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark" and CBS's "Person of Interest." Alumni are also accepted to prestigious dance and theatre graduate programs across the country including The Ohio State University, Florida State University, Arizona State University and University of Utah.


  • BA in Dance
  • BFA in Dance
  • BFA in Music Theatre
  • BFA in Theatre: Performance and Design and Technology
  • MA in Theatre and Performance Studies
  • MFA in Dance
  • PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies

Combined Degrees

  • BA in Theatre/ MA in Arts Management


  • Minor in Dance
  • Minor in Theatre