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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.

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At UW-Green Bay, we have space to foster your creativity, like theatre space, acting and dance studios, and scene and costume shops.

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College isn’t a solo endeavor—we provide resources to help you thrive as a student in Theatre & Dance.

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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.

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Theatre Emphases & Minors

No matter what path you choose, you'll still build skills across all aspects of performing arts.

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Design/Technical Theatre

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.

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Musical 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.

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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.

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Theatre Studies

As both a major and minor, theatre studies gives you a solid base of all aspects of performing aspects, from stage management to performing to writing to costuming. Courses provide you a deep understanding of our field, while practicums provide practical knowledge.

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Dance Minor

Whether you’re pursuing this minor for professional goals or to follow your passions, you can explore a wide range of dance styles and techniques while developing skills as performers and choreographers.

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It Pairs Well

As a program focused on developing a variety of skills, adding a major or minor just makes sense. Popular majors include.

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Jasmine Christyne '23, Theatre Major with Emphasis in Musical Theatre & Minor in Dance

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

Professor Thomas Campbell

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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.

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