ABOUT THEATRE & DANCE
Prepare for Your Future
Hone talents that can take center-stage no matter your career choice.
In our program, you’ll build the skills any job is looking for, from communication to problem-solving to creativity to critical thinking. The skill-set of a Theatre and Dance major is remarkably versatile, allowing for the successful placement of any career you seek. Graduates have gone on to successful careers in anything from marketing to acting to theatre production to teaching to business to writing and directing.
put your talents
Experience it all at the American College Theatre Festival.
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival is your chance to build a strong portfolio and be recognized for your theatrical work. Since its beginning, the festival has given 400,000 college theater students the opportunity to have their work critiqued, improve their dramatic skills and receive national recognition for excellence. We recommend every student in our program attend the festival at least once.
Behind the scenes, the magic of theatre truly comes to life. With an emphasis in design and technical theatre, you’ll be prepared for a professional career in lighting, sound, props and costume design, stage management, scenic construction, and other areas of theatre production. You’ll study contemporary equipment, stage makeup, model building for the theatre and the history of theatre.
Find your voice in our musical theatre program. Our classes help you develop your singing and performance abilities. But our program is about more than just performance. We believe that to be a successful performer, you need a well-rounded education in all aspects of theatre. That's why, in addition to performance classes, you'll also take courses in other areas of theatre, like writing, stagecraft and costuming.
With plenty of opportunities to hone your craft in productions and in courses, you can take center stage with a performance emphasis. You’ll learn theatre history, dance, movement and voice for the actor and acting classes, among other concepts. To make the most of your education, put your training into practice and refine your technique in front of live audiences.
Opportunities Equal Growth
"Take every opportunity. I mean it. Even if you're thinking about it only for a second it might lead you to new discoveries in your craft, or exploring into new territory. Opportunities mean classes too, so take a new class or two you will learn and grow, and that's the most important thing you can do for yourself and the department."
Jasmine Christyne '23
Theatre Major with Emphasis in Musical Theatre & Minor in Dance
As a published playwright and accomplished scholar, Professor Thomas Campbell is well versed in the world of theatre. If you have questions about the program, get in touch with him.